Historic Markers Across Alabama



British West Florida, 1764-83



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on State Highway 22, Selma, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 26.772    W 087° 0.983
  32.4462    -87.01638333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGWA9
 



Text:

Colony’s north boundary
crossed present-day
Alabama - Mississippi
at this point on 32° 28’
by edict of British king.

Colony extended south to Gulf.
France had ceded area in 1763.

Spain invaded, seized area in 1780.
Britain ceded it to Spain in 1783.
Spain ceded part to U.S. in 1795.

Erected 1954 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of British West Florida, 1764-83