Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (HMGI7)

Location: Crawfordville, GA 30631 Taliaferro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 34.536', W 82° 52.127'

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"Little Alec," Vice-President of the Confederacy, was born nearby in a log cabin Feb. 11, 1812, son of Andrew B. & Margaret Grier Stephens, a poor farm family. At his parents' death he was educated by an uncle, Gen. A. W. Grier, at Washington, and at Franklin College (U. of Ga.) and was admitted to the Bar in 1834. He served as state legislator and senator from ?36 to ?42, as congressman from ?43 to ?49 and again in ?55. After the War he was elected U. S. Senator but was not allowed to take his seat. He served in Congress from '73 till ?82 and was Governor of Georgia at his death in 1883. "He was strong by his moral intrepidity."
HM NumberHMGI7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number131-3
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 326556 N 3716665
Decimal Degrees33.57560000, -82.86878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.536', W 82° 52.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 32.16" N, 82° 52' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5701 Hillman Rd, Crawfordville GA 30631, US
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