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Beloit in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cahawba

 
 
Cahawba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2014
1. Cahawba Marker
Inscription.  Site of Alabama's first permanent capital 1820-26. County seat Dallas County, 1820-66. Prison for Union soldiers during the War Between the States 1863-65. Indians were the first inhabitants over 4000 years ago. Their large fortified village could have been visited by DeSoto in 1540. Located 5½ miles south on the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers.
 
Erected by The Alabama State Society of National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 21.3′ N, 87° 8.909′ W. Marker is in Beloit, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 22 and County Route 9, on the right when traveling west on State Road 22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion Junction AL 36759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Cahawba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2014
2. Cahawba Marker
. The Beloit Industrial Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whitt Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Alabama's Native Prairie (approx. 3˝ miles away); Cahaba's Changing Landscape (approx. 3˝ miles away); Black Belt Transformations (approx. 3˝ miles away); Missing Pieces (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Duke of Cahaba (approx. 3.7 miles away); Behind the Big House (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba Archaeological Site - Cahaba, Alabama. (Submitted on July 30, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Cahawba Marker area looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2014
3. Cahawba Marker area looking east
Cahawba Marker area looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2014
4. Cahawba Marker area looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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