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

Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention

 
 
Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
1. Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker
Inscription. Here, on July 5, 1819 forty-four delegates from twenty-two Counties in the Alabama Territory met to frame a State Constitution which was accepted and signed August 2, 1819.

Convention leadership was furnished by two Huntsvillians, John Williams Walker, president, and Clement Comer Clay, chairman of a committee appointed to draft the document.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 43.762′ N, 86° 35.032′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Franklin Street Southeast, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker located next to the Alabama Constitution Village Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Gates Avenue, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood (a few steps from this marker); Harrison Brothers Hardware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building (about 300 feet away); The Church Of The Nativity, Episcopal (about 400 feet away); Site The Huntsville Inn
Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
2. Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker
(about 400 feet away); Howard Weeden Home (about 500 feet away); Twickenham Historic District (about 500 feet away); Erected in 1835 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Step back in time at the Alabama Constitution Village. (Submitted on February 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on John Williams Walker. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
3. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Clement Comer Clay. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Government
 
Replica of Contitution Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
3. Replica of Contitution Hall
When the delegates met here at this site on July 5th 1819, the original building that stood here was a vacant cabinet shop.
Inside view of Constitution Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
4. Inside view of Constitution Hall
In today’s Constitution Hall people from all around gather here to watch and experience with demonstrators working with tools used in the early 1800's cabinet shop.
Hands on demonstration of a foot-pumped lathe image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
5. Hands on demonstration of a foot-pumped lathe
This tablet marks the spot where ALABAMA entered the Union image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
6. This tablet marks the spot where ALABAMA entered the Union
1819 - 1910 This tablet marks the spot where ALABAMA entered the Union. Erected by Chapter of Twickenham Town D. A. R.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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