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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cahaba First State Capital

1818-1826

 
 
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By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Cahaba First State Capital Marker
Inscription. This stone marks the site of Cahaba, selected November 21, 1818 as the first permanent capital of Alabama. The seat of goverment remaining here until removed to Tuscaloosa by the Legislature, January 1825.

On December 13, 1819, it was fixed as the Seat of Justice of Dallas County, and so continued until December 14, 1865.

As state capital and as county seat, Cahaba was representative of the best in the life of a Great Commonwealth.

Erected by the Alabama Centennial Commission and by the Citizens of Dallas County, and Dedicated November 11, 1919.
 
Erected 1919 by Alabama Centennial Commission / Citizens of Dallas County.
 
Location. 32° 19.044′ N, 87° 5.808′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Capitol Avenue near Vine Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 178 Vine Street, Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vine Street (a few steps from this marker); Commissary - R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's First Statehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Dallas County Courthouse
Cahaba First State Capital Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. Cahaba First State Capital Stone Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away); Saltmarsh Hall (about 300 feet away); A Prison Chimney? (about 400 feet away); Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentLandmarksNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Cahaba First State Capital Marker image. Click for more information.
By W. N. Manning, March 23, 1934
3. Cahaba First State Capital Marker
Historic American Buildings Survey
Library of Congress

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