Historic Markers Across Alabama



Governor Hugh McVay



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on N. Cox Creek Parkway, near 698 N Cox Creek Parkway, Florence AL
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 50.629    W 087° 39.651
  34.84381666    -87.66085
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Governor Hugh McVay
Home Site and Cemetery


McVay (1766-1851), South Carolina native, built a three room log house at head of Cox's Creek about 1818. Community later called Mars Hill. He was a member of Mississippi Territorial Legislature, delegate to convention of 1819, which framed Alabama's first constitution for many years member of Alabama House and Senate, briefly Governor of Alabama in 1837. Buried near home.

Erected by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Governor Hugh McVay