Election Riot of 1874

Election Riot of 1874 (HM15DS)

Location: Midway, AL 36053 Barbour County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 2.071', W 85° 22.919'

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Near here is old Spring Hill, the site of one of the polling places for the November 3, 1874 local, state and national elections. Elias M. Keils, scalawag and judge of the Circuit Court of Eufaula, was United States Supervisor at the Spring Hill ballot box. William, his 16 year old son, was with him. After the polls closed, a mob broke into the building, extinguished the lights, destroyed the poll box and began shooting. During the riot, Willie Keils was mortally wounded. The resulting congressional investigation received national attention. This bloody episode marked the end of Republican domination in Barbour County.
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HM NumberHM15DS
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 652781 N 3545406
Decimal Degrees32.03451667, -85.38198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.071', W 85° 22.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 4.26" N, 85° 22' 55.14" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3344-3362 Co Rd 49, Midway AL 36053, US
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