A County Older Than the State-Baldwin County
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 30° 52.977 W 087° 46.441
16R E 426016 N 3416886
Quick Description: At the courthouse in Bay Minette.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2015 7:46:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMNKZ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
Side 1
Third oldest county in Alabama. Created in 1809 while still part of Mississippi Territory. Named for Abraham Baldwin (1754-1907) founder of University of Georgia, delegate to Constitutional Convention, member of Congress, 1789-1807. County once lay west of Tombigbee River; after series of boundary changes, now lies east of Mobile and Alabama Rivers. County seat at Bay Minette since 1901; earlier at McIntosh Bluff, Blakely, Daphne.

Side 2
Long a center of conflicting claims: by Spain, France and England; by royal governors of Florida, Louisiana, Carolina, Georgia, West Florida until Mississippi Territory formed in 1798 and from it, Alabama Territory in 1817. In struggle for control of Southeast, many armies have camped in area:
1528-Narvez, Spanish conquistador
1558-DeLuna, Spanish colonizer
1719-Bienville, French colonizer
1780-Galvez, Spanish conqueror
1813-Red Eagle, Indian revolter
1814-Jackson, American defender
1815-Packenham, British invader
1864-Maury, Confederate defender
1865-Canby, Federal invader
Marker Name: A County Older Than the State-Baldwin County

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1957

Marker Number: Not listed

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