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Pelham in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shelbyville, A. T.

 
 
Shelbyville, A. T. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
1. Shelbyville, A. T. Marker
Inscription.  Near this site stood Shelbyville, A. T., first county seat of Shelby County; named for Isaac Shelby, governor of Tennessee. Shelby County was established February 7, 1818 by an act of the Alabama Territorial legislature. The first orphans’ court was held April 4, 1818. Justices were: George Phillips, Patrick Hays, Bennet Ware, Needham Lee and James Walker.
 
Erected 1976 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1901.
 
Location. 33° 17.232′ N, 86° 48.652′ W. Marker is in Pelham, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Pelham Parkway (U.S. 31) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Pelham Parkway. Marker located in front of the Pelham City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3162 Pelham Parkway, Pelham AL 35124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Central Iron Works (approx. 2 miles away); Helena, Alabama (approx. 2 miles away);
Shelbyville, A. T. Marker next to the Pelham City Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
2. Shelbyville, A. T. Marker next to the Pelham City Hall.
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Helena Freight House & Depot (approx. 2 miles away); Harmony Graveyard (approx. 2 miles away); Pelham, Alabama / Ballantrae Golf Course (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Founding of Alabaster / Siluria (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Benton Family Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Shelby County. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Pelham. Formerly Shelbyville; Encyclopedia of Alabama entry. (Submitted on September 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Isaac Shelby image. Click for full size.
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3. Isaac Shelby
This portrait of Isaac Shelby appeared in The War of 1812 by John Richardson and Alexander Clark Casselman 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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