Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A Prison Chimney?
The artist apparently was in a boat in the Alabama River, behind you to your right. He did record a chimney in this area.
Experts believe that the chimney standing before you today was built at a much later date. What do you think?
Caption: Union Prison at Cahawba.1
Location. 32° 18.984′ N, 87° 5.76′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Capitol Avenue near Vine Street. Click for map. In a park area at the end of Capitol Avenue. About 100 yards southeast of the Cahaba First State Capital stone marker. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (here, next to this marker); Castle Morgan & Jesse Hawes (here, next to this marker); Civil War Prison (here, next to this marker); Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vine Street (about Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 400 feet away); Cahaba First State Capital (about 400 feet away); Alabama's First Statehouse (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cahaba.
More about this marker. Marker located on the east side of the Chimney.
Also see . . . Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 125 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.