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

Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention

 
 
Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker (refurbished) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker (refurbished)
Inscription.  Here, on July 5, 1819 forty-four delegates from twenty-two Counties in the Alabama Territory met to frame a State Constitution which was accepted and signed August 2, 1819.

Convention leadership was furnished by two Huntsvillians, John Williams Walker, president, and Clement Comer Clay, chairman of a committee appointed to draft the document.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1921.
 
Location. 34° 43.762′ N, 86° 35.032′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Franklin Street Southeast, on the right when traveling south. Marker located next to the Alabama Constitution Village Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Gates Avenue, 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. Where Alabama Entered the Union (here, next to this marker); Constitution Hall (here, next to this
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marker); Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood (a few steps from this marker); Harrison Brothers Hardware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building (about 300 feet away); The Church Of The Nativity, Episcopal (about 400 feet away); Site The Huntsville Inn (about 400 feet away); Howard Weeden Home (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
2. Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker
Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
3. Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention Marker
Replica of Contitution Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
4. Replica of Contitution Hall
When the delegates met here at this site on July 5th 1819, the original building that stood here was a vacant cabinet shop.
Inside view of Constitution Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
5. Inside view of Constitution Hall
In today’s Constitution Hall people from all around gather here to watch and experience with demonstrators working with tools used in the early 1800's cabinet shop.
Hands on demonstration of a foot-pumped lathe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
6. Hands on demonstration of a foot-pumped lathe
This tablet marks the spot where Alabama entered the Union image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
7. This tablet marks the spot where Alabama entered the Union
1819 - 1910 This tablet marks the spot where Alabama entered the Union. Erected by Chapter of Twickenham Town D. A. R.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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