An Intersection of History: Court Square

An Intersection of History: Court Square (HM1Q5B)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.657', W 86° 18.548'

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Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

At the intersection of Commerce Street and Dexter Avenue, Court Square is arguably the most historic location in America. As the center of 19th century
Southern economic and political power, Montgomery's Court Square was host to a massive slave market and the location from which the telegram that ignited the Civil War at Fort Sumter was sent.

Less than a century later, Court Square and downtown Montgomery was the epicenter of the civil rights movement, first with the Montgomery Bus Boycott which began December 5, 1955. Ten years later the civil rights struggle and Montgomery's non-violent protests culminated in the Selma To Montgomery March passing through Court Square as the marchers' took
the last steps up Dexter Avenue to the state capitol.

This duality of histories is the heart of Montgomery's past. A city with a past as complex, difficult, and important to the American story can often struggle under the weight. Today, Montgomery honors its past all aspects of its history while looking to the future.
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HM NumberHM1Q5B
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Marker Number10
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe City of Montgomery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564987 N 3582502
Decimal Degrees32.37761667, -86.30913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.657', W 86° 18.548'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 39.42" N, 86° 18' 32.88" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Court Square, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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