City of Montgomery / Court Square

City of Montgomery / Court Square (HMNSB)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.646', W 86° 18.554'

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City of Montgomery

Two small villages, New Philadelphia, founded by Massachusetts lawyer Andrew Dexter in 1817, and East Alabama, established by Georgians led by John Scott in 1818, united in 1819 to form Montgomery, named for Revolutionary hero Gen. Richard Montgomery. Connecting at Court Square, the two towns principal streets were Philadelphia's Market Street (Dexter Avenue) and East Alabama's Main Street (Commerce Street). First courthouse stood to west of artesian well which City enlarged in 1850s. Fountain erected in 1885.
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Court Square
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Historic hub for business in Montgomery. Exchange Hotel built in 1848 on NW corner of Commerce and Montgomery Streets; rebuilt 1906; demolished 1970s. Cast iron-fronted Central Bank of 1856 on NE corner of square; Winter Building, site of telegraph office in 1861, on SE corner since 1840s. Historic processions passing along Dexter Avenue to the Capitol included Jefferson Davis Inaugural, 2/18/1861; Gen. J. H. Wilson's Cavalry Corps, 4/12/1865; 167th Infantry Regt. Rainbow Division, 5/12/1919; Selma-Montgomery Civil Rights March, 3/25/1965.
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HM NumberHMNSB
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564978 N 3582482
Decimal Degrees32.37743333, -86.30923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.646', W 86° 18.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 38.76" N, 86° 18' 33.24" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Court Square, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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