A County Older Than the State, Baldwin County Historical

A County Older Than the State, Baldwin County Historical (HM1WHV)

Location: Bay Minette, AL 36507 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 52.974', W 87° 46.441'

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Third oldest county in Alabama.
Created in 1809 while still part
of Mississippi Territory.

Named for Abraham Baldwin (1754-1807)
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

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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 the Southeast,
many armies have camped in area:

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
Year Placed1957
Placed ByAmerican Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 426016 N 3416880
Decimal Degrees30.88290000, -87.77401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 52.974', W 87° 46.441'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 52' 58.44" N, 87° 46' 26.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 US-31, Bay Minette AL 36507, US
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