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Midland City in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Richmond - First County Seat Henry County / Richmond - First County Seat Dale County

 
 
Richmond - First County Seat of Henry County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 25, 2014
1. Richmond - First County Seat of Henry County Marker
Inscription.  
Richmond - First County Seat
Henry County


Henry County was created December 13, 1819; David Caldwell first Probate Judge, held court in homes of early settlers. Richmond was selected in 1822 for first county seat. Creation of Dale County (in 1824, from western part of Henry County and other lands), resulted in removal of Henry County seat to Columbia. In 1826, Henry County was authorized to levy a tax to help pay Robert Irwin and Pelatiah Whitehurst for building a “courthouse and jail” at Richmond.

Richmond - First County Seat
Dale County


Dale County, created December 22, 1824, had Lewis Hutchinson appointed September 24, 1825, as first Probate Judge replacing Pelatiah Whitehurst who lived in Henry County. Richmond was annexed to Dale County in January, 1826, with Dale to share cost of “courthouse and jail.” Dale court was held in Old Courthouse at Richmond until new site selected. On January 12, 1830, records show, “The seat of justice of Dale County is hereby permanently established at Daleville.”
 
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Richmond - First County Seat of Dale County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 25, 2014
2. Richmond - First County Seat of Dale County Marker
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1978 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1826.
 
Location. 31° 19.527′ N, 85° 26.331′ W. Marker is in Midland City, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 134 and Parramore Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 134. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midland City AL 36350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Headland Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Shelley General Store (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Waddell House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mallalieu Seminary (approx. 5.8 miles away); Henry County Confederate Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Head's Land Yielded Fruits of Success (approx. 6 miles away); Headland, Alabama / Headland Public Square (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Richmond - First County Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 25, 2014
3. Richmond - First County Seat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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