Historic Markers Across Alabama



A County Older Than the State-Lawrence County



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Lawrence Co. Courthouse, Court Street, Moulton, AL
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 34° 28.883    W 087° 17.518
  34.48138333    -87.29196666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNDAG
 



Text:

Created by Territorial Legislature in 1818 from lands ceded by Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians. Named for U.S. Navy hero of War of 1812 Capt. James Lawrence. Fatally wounded, his famous command was, "Don't give up the ship." County seat since 1820 has been at Moulton which was named for hero of Creek Indian War, 1813-14.







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