Mose Hampton 1808-1885

Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (HM29C2)

Location: Centre, AL 35960 Cherokee County
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N 34° 9.308', W 85° 41.405'

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Early Black Leader and Inventor in Cherokee County

Mose Hampton bought his freedom prior to the Civil War. He was a builder, assisted in laying out and surveying the town of Centre, a minister in the Episcopal Methodist North, and an inventor. Mr. Hampton owned land in the vicinity of this marker on both sides of US Highway 411. The site for Cedar Hill UMC, in Leesburg was chosen by Mose Hampton in the early 1800's. He was an honorary member of this church until his death.
HM NumberHM29C2
Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 620751 N 3780132
Decimal Degrees34.15513333, -85.69008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.308', W 85° 41.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 18.48" N, 85° 41' 24.3" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 922 AL-25, Centre AL 35960, US
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