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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Bank In Alabama

Planters And Merchants Bank of Huntsville

 

—Housed on this site in brick building —

 
First Bank In Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. First Bank In Alabama Marker
Inscription. Housed on this site in brick building 44 ft. x 54 ft

Chartered by Mississippi Territorial Legislature December 11, 1816

Commenced operations October 17, 1817, shortly thereafter made depository for Huntsville Federal Land Office funds.

Charter voided by Proclamation of Governor Pickens on February 1, 1825.

LeRoy Pope, first and only president.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 43.788′ N, 86° 35.137′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Westside Square, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 Wesside Square, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); Erected in 1835 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison Brothers Hardware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
First Bank In Alabama & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
2. First Bank In Alabama & Marker
Madison County (about 400 feet away); Northern Terminus Indian Creek Canal (about 400 feet away); Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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