Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Cahaba First State Capital
On December 13, 1819, it was fixed as the Seat of Justice of Dallas County, and so continued until December 14, 1865.
As state capital and as county seat, Cahaba was representative of the best in the life of a Great Commonwealth.
Erected by the Alabama Centennial Commission and by the Citizens of Dallas County, and Dedicated November 11, 1919.
Erected 1919 by Alabama Centennial Commission / Citizens of Dallas County.
Location. 32° 19.044′ N, 87° 5.808′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Capitol Avenue near Vine Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 178 Vine Street, Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vine Street (a few steps from this marker); Commissary - R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's First Statehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Dallas County Courthouse Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away); Saltmarsh Hall (about 300 feet away); A Prison Chimney? (about 400 feet away); Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
Also see . . . Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Government • Landmarks • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,009 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 3. submitted on October 12, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.