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. Touch 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); Captive Boys in Blue (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahawba - circa 1500 (within Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vine Street (about 400 feet away); Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,066 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on May 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.