Capture of John A.Murrell

Capture of John A.Murrell (HMIXY)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.452', W 87° 42.019'

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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 ByFlorence Historical Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 435945 N 3851923
Decimal Degrees34.80753333, -87.70031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.452', W 87° 42.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 27.12" N, 87° 42' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6990 Co Rd 14, Florence AL 35630, US
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