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

First Bank In Alabama

Planters And Merchants Bank of Huntsville

 

— Housed on this site in brick building —

 
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By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. First Bank In Alabama Marker
Inscription.  Housed on this site in brick building 44 ft. x 54 ft

Chartered by Mississippi Territorial Legislature December 11, 1816

Commenced operations October 17, 1817, shortly thereafter made depository for Huntsville Federal Land Office funds.

Charter voided by Proclamation of Governor Pickens on February 1, 1825.

LeRoy Pope, first and only president.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1865.
 
Location. 34° 43.788′ N, 86° 35.137′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Westside Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 Wesside Square, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); Erected in 1835 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument
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By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring of Today (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Spring Runs Its Course (about 300 feet away); Harrison Brothers Hardware (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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