Historic Markers Across Alabama

Joel Desaker Jones

Marker ID: AHA 
County: Marengo
Waymark: None


"A Man of His Times"
Born January 15, 1861, at Sweet Water (Exmore)
Died June 28, 1946, at Dixons Mills

Locally educated, he began surveying at age ten, using this engineering office throughout his lifetime. Appointed Marengo County Surveyor, a position he held for fifty years, simultaneously surveying many miles of highway and railroad routes and town plats in Alabama. For many years he wrote a newspaper column, "Old Times," about the history and settlers of Marengo County.

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