Historic Markers Across Alabama

Judge Harry Toulmin

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Location: Courthouse Square, Bay Minette, AL
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 52.97    W 087° 46.452
  30.88283333    -87.7742
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Judge Harry Toulmin
(1766 – 1823)

Born and educated in England, Toulmin became a Unitarian Minister and fled persecution in 1793. In the U.S. he served as President of Transylvania University and Secretary of the State of Kentucky. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the first federal judge for part of the Mississippi Territory – now southern Alabama. Toulmin issued the arrest warrant for Aaron Burr and helped prevent war with Spain. He wrote the first digest of laws of Alabama. His judicial territory included Baldwin County, and he was Baldwin County's only delegate to the First Alabama Constitutional Convention in 1819.

Erected 2009 by Baldwin County.

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