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 —
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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. 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 Erected in 1835 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (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); Huntsville Utilites Special Awards (about 300 feet away); The Spring Runs Its Course (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 1,569 times since then and 46 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.