Historic Markers Across Alabama

A County Older Than the State-Marengo County

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Co. Courthouse, E. Coats Ave., Linden, AL
County: Marengo
Coordinates: N 32° 18.383    W 087° 47.858
  32.30638333    -87.79763333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5YF5


Created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Choctaw Indian Nation. Named for Marengo, Italy, where Napoleon won victory over Austrians in 1800. After Napoleon's defeat, some of his exiled officials came here in 1817 in a vain attempt to establish Vine & Olive Colony. County seat, Linden, surveyed in 1824; named for Hohenlinden, Bavaria, where French won another victory over Austrians.

End of A County Older Than the State-Marengo County