Historic Markers Across Alabama



Camden



Marker ID: AHC 
Location: On Broad St at Fail St, Camden, AL
County: Wilcox
Coordinates: N 31° 59.694    W 087° 17.624
  31.9949    -87.29373333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHYPN
 



Text:

(side 1)
Founded on land donated to the Wilcox County Commission for a new county seat by Thomas Dunn & wife Martha Hobbs, Sept. 14, 1832. County seat moved from Canton in 1833. First called Wilcox Courthouse & later named Barboursville for Sen. Phillip P. Barbour of Va.

(side 2)
In 1841 incorporated & renamed Camden by Dr. John D. Caldwell, Rev. Ebenezer Hearn, Deforrest Richards, Gen. R. C. Jones, Miss Sallie Jones, Dr. E. D. McDaniel, Hon. Sol. D. Bloch, Dr. Emmett Kilpatrick, Gov. B. M. Miller, & Dr. J. Paul Jones.

Erected by the Camden Sesquicentennial Committee, 1982







End of Camden