Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Castle Morgan & Jesse Hawes
The water closet was located in the depressed area to the right of this sign. Hawes illustrates it as a six hole outhouse that was constantly flushed into the Alabama River by artesian well water. Jesse Hawes and two other prisoners escaped through the latrine once. After two days on the run, they were caught and returned to Castle Morgan.
Location. 32° 18.984′ N, 87° 5.76′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Capitol Avenue near Vine Avenue. Touch for map. In a park area at the end of Capitol Avenue. About 100 yards southeast of the Cahaba First State Capital stone marker. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Prison Chimney? (here, next to this marker); Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (here, next to this marker); Civil War Prison (here, next to this marker); Captive Boys in Blue Cahawba - circa 1500 (within shouting distance of this marker); Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vine Street (about 400 feet away); Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
More about this marker. Marker located on the south side of the Chimney.
Also see . . . Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,137 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.