McINTOSH BLUFF Historical Marker at McIntosh, AL (ex-vice president Aaron Burr was arrested near here)

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This historical marker is located beside highway 43 at McIntosh, AL in Washington County (GPS coordinates N31.265907,W88.031445). This marker provides details about the historic settlement of McIntosh Bluff which was located nearby on the Tombigbee River.

Following is the inscription on the marker:

“McINTOSH BLUFF — The ancient seat of the Tohome Indians. Included in first Choctaw Cession to the British, 1765, and thereafter granted to John McIntosh, a Scottish trader. Earliest American settlement north of the 31° in present State of Alabama. First County Seat of both Washington and Baldwin Counties. Near here in 1807 ex-vice president Aaron Burr was arrested and sent on horseback via Ft. Stoddart to Richmond where he was tried for treason and acquitted. Weekly mail service to Natchez established in 1802. First civil court in Alabama held here in 1803.”

Marker erected by Alabama Historical Association, 1967.

 

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