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Mooresville in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mooresville, Alabama / Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
1. Mooresville, Alabama Marker
Side #1 of marker
Inscription.
(Side 1)
Mooresville, Alabama
Incorporated November 16, 1818

Mooresville Post Office, c.1840, is the oldest operational post office in the state of Alabama. It has served the community form the same building since its construction of sawmill lumber in 1840. The mailboxes and office furnishings are even older, having been transferred from the original post office in the Stagecoach Tavern. The mailboxes are numbered 1-48, and some families have had the same box numbers for several generations. The building is owned and maintained by the Town of Mooresville.
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Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern
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The stagecoach Inn and Tavern was built c.1820 and served as the post office before the current post office was constructed around 1840. An Act of Congress on March 13, 1818 authorized mail delivery to and from neighboring Huntsville and necessitated the establishment of a post office in Mooresville. A road was built between the two towns, and horse and rider carried mail. The Stagecoach Inn and Tavern was listed on Tanner's Post Map of 1825 with supper priced at "2 bits." The original post office was located on the right side of the building
Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
2. Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Marker
Side #2 of marker
and mail may have been deposited and received through the small window. This window is also believed to have been used for the after-hours sale of liquor. The first floor was used as a common room with an outside stairway leading to two sleeping rooms on the second floor. The Stagecoach Tavern is currently used as a museum and the official town hall.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Mooresville.
 
Location. 34° 37.603′ N, 86° 52.83′ W. Marker is in Mooresville, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on High Street north of Lauderdale Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mooresville AL 35649, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mooresville Brick Church/The Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mooresville (about 400 feet away); Cottonport / Mooresville (about 400 feet away); Belle Mina / Woodside (approx. 1.2 miles away); Druid's Grove Plantation / Jones-Donnell Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Southeast Air Forces Training Center
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By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
3. Mooresville, Alabama/ Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Marker
Side #2 of marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Oakland United Methodist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Gen. Jos. Wheeler (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mooresville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mooresville, Alabama/ Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
4. Mooresville, Alabama/ Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Marker
Side #1 of marker
Mooresville Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
5. Mooresville Post Office
Mooresville Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
6. Mooresville Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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