Seale in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Old Russell County Courthouse
Political opportunists kept confusion reigning; another election was held in 1868; Seale won; excavation began; records were removed from the former county seat at Crawford to a nearby store until rooms were sufficiently complete. Permanent funding was not enacted until 1871, the total cost being $9,600.00. Simeon O'Neal was the contractor. The wing rooms, the inside stairs, and exterior rebricking was accomplished in 1908. In 1935 the branch at Phenix City was elected the county seat with Seale remaining a branch until it was closed in 1943.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 32° 17.894′ N, 85° 10.061′ W. Marker is in Seale, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chapel Street and Longview Street. Marker located to the grounds on the front right side of the old Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Jackson Street, Seale AL 36875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Russell County and the Town of Seale (a few steps from this marker); The Second Creek War in Russell County (a few steps from this marker); Creek Settlements in Russell County (a few steps from this marker); Seale United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holland McTyeire Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Bacon McDonald (approx. half a mile away); William Bacon Oliver (approx. 1.2 miles away); Villula (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seale.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,963 times since then and 129 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.