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Somerville in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Permanent Court House, Morgan County

 
 
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By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
1. First Permanent Court House, Morgan County Marker
Inscription. Built circa 1837 with special taxes levied for that purpose by Alabama Legislature, 1836.

Replaced first court house, built circa 1825.

Somerville was incorporated, 1819, county seat 1819-1891.

Cotaco County created February 8, 1818, renamed Morgan County, June 14, 1821.
 
Erected 1967 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 28.38′ N, 86° 47.897′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville AL 35670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valhermoso Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away); City of Hartselle, Alabama / Hartselle Facts (approx. 7.9 miles away); Triana, Alabama (approx. 8.5 miles away); Skirmish at Woodall's Bridge (approx. 10.8 miles away); Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 11.3 miles away); Mooresville Brick Church/The Cumberland Presbyterian Church
First Permanent Court House, Morgan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. First Permanent Court House, Morgan County Marker
(approx. 11.6 miles away); Mooresville, Alabama / Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern (approx. 11.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mooresville (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
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The First Permanent Court House of Morgan County image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
3. The First Permanent Court House of Morgan County
This structure is the oldest surviving courthouse building in the State of Alabama. In 1891 the county seat was moved from Somerville to Decatur, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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