A County Older Than The State, Morgan County

A County Older Than The State, Morgan County (HMIGP)

Location: Decatur, AL 35601 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 36.455', W 86° 59.045'

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Alabama Territorial Legislature created this county in 1818 from lands ceded by Cherokee Indians in 1816. County first named Cotaco, for large creek in county.

Named Morgan County in 1821 for Maj. Gen. Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, winner over British at Battle of Cowpens. County was often invaded by both armies in War between the States.

Until 1891 county seat at Somerville. Then county seat moved to Decatur. Named for Stephen Decatur, naval hero against Tripoli pirates and in War of 1812.
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HM NumberHMIGP
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Year Placed1958
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 501459 N 3829527
Decimal Degrees34.60758333, -86.98408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.455', W 86° 59.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 27.30" N, 86° 59' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 303 Cain St NE, Decatur AL 35601, US
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