Linden in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Old Marengo County Courthouse
seat of county government until 1903.
October 9, 1890 Rube Burrows, the nations most notorious Train Robber, was slain here by Sheriff Jefferson D. Carter.
1903-1915 Linden Public School
1915-1947 Linden Baptist Church
1947-1973 VFW-American Legion Hall
1964-1969 Second floor used as Youth Center
January 18, 1974 Placed on the National Register of Historical Sites
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1842.
Location. 32° 18.722′ N, 87° 48.05′ W. Marker is in Linden, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is at the intersection of Cahaba Avenue (Alabama Route 28) and North Mobile Street, on the left when traveling west on Cahaba Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Cahaba Avenue West, Linden AL 36748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A County Older Than the State (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Linden, Alabama (approx. half a mile away); Jefferson Methodist Church (approx. 7˝ miles Jefferson Baptist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); History of the Town of Thomaston (approx. 10.6 miles away); Foscue House (approx. 12.6 miles away); Vine And Olive Colony (approx. 13.2 miles away); Whitfield Canal (approx. 13.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Linden.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Old Courthouse. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.