Historic Markers Across Georgia

Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Marker ID: GHM 131-3
Location: NE of Crawfordville at A.H. Stephens Rd & Old Sandy Cross Rd
County: Taliaferro
Coordinates: N 33° 34.536    W 082° 52.127
  33.5756    -82.86878
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6T53
Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker
Photo by David Seibert


"Little Alec" , Vice-President of the Confederacy was born nearby in a log cabin Feb. 11, 1812, son of Andrew B. & Margaret Grier Stephens, a poor farm family. At his parents death he was educated by an uncle, Gen. A. W. Grier, at Washington, and at Franklin College (U. of Ga.) and was admitted to the Bar in 1834. He served as state legislator and senator from 1836 to 1842, as Congressman from 1843 to 1849 and again in 1855. After the War he was elected U. S. Senator but was not allowed to take his seat. He served in Congress from 1873 until 1882 and was Governor of Georgia at his death in 1883. "He was strong by his moral intrepidity."


Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Photo by David Seibert