Natchez Trace Outlaw
— 1834 —John A. Murrell, known as the "Great Western Land Pirate," was captured near this site in the winter of 1834. He was said to have killed over 400 people, including many kidnapped slaves. His arrest was brought about thought the clever maneuvering of Tom Brannon, a local African~American slave. An attempt had been made by the outlaw to recruit Brannon as a contact man for his far~reaching empire of crime. Brannon was awarded $100 for his bravery and his name was publicized across the country.
|Placed By||Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 435945 N 3851923|
|Decimal Degrees||34.80753333, -87.70031667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 48.452', W 87° 42.019'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 48' 27.12" N, 87° 42' 1.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6990 Co Rd 14, Florence AL 35630, US|
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