MARENGO COUNTY Historical Marker at Linden, AL

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This historical marker is located in front of the Marengo County courthouse at downtown Linden (GPS coordinates 32.306410, -87.797716). The marker was erected by the Alabama Historical Association in 1956.

Following is the text on the marker:

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A County Older Than the State – MARENGO COUNTY

Created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Choctaw Indian Nation. Named for Marengo, Italy, where Napoleon won victory over Austrians in 1800. After Napoleon’s defeat, some of his exiled officials came here in 1817 in vain attempt to establish Vine & Olive Colony. County seat, Linden, surveyed in 1824; named for Hohenlinden, Bavaria, where French won another victory over Austrians.

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