Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Alabama's First Statehouse
Compare these drawings to instructions given to the builders of the capitol in 1819. Then you decide which is best.
The building to be two story, fifty-eight feet long, and forty-three feet wide; each story to be twelve feet in the clear. The interior to be divided above and below stairs by a passage fourteen feet wide, …Two chimnies and eight windows are to be provided at each end and twelve windows on each front of the building; to be commenced two feet below the surface of the earth, and to be two brick and a half thick to the first floor (which must be three feet above the surface of the earth), and from thence two brick. …The shingles are to be of cypress or heart pine.
Erected 2013 by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 19.047′ N, 87° 5.833′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Vine Street, on the right when traveling east on Capitol Avenue Click for map. Located within the Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 486 Capitol Avenue, Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cahaba First State Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Vine Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary - R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dallas County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Saltmarsh Hall (about 400 feet away); A Prison Chimney? (about 500 feet away); Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cahaba.
Also see . . .
1. Old Cahawba, Alabama's First State Capital. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Site of Alabama's Statehouse” (Submitted on August 4, 2014.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.