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Alexander City in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Court Square

 
 
Court Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
1. Court Square Marker
Inscription. Anticipating the construction of a railroad through the country hamlet of Youngsville, Griffin Young in 1860 hired W. H. Whatley to survey a portion of his property and lay it off in forty-eight town lots. In the plan two acres were reserved for use as a public square. Delayed by the Civil War, the railroad was finally completed to the newly named Alexander City in 1874, and the business center developed around and to the north of the public square.

In 1877, on the south side of the square, the members of the First Baptist Church erected their first house of worship.

In 1889, during the term of Mayor Buford L. Dean, a courthouse-city hall was erected on the site. The original building was destroyed in the 1902 fire. A second building was erected in 1903 and a third in 1939.
 
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 56.618′ N, 85° 57.223′ W. Marker is in Alexander City, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Court Square, Alexander City AL 35010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Court Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
2. Court Square Marker
other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander City: A Textile Community (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Youngsville (approx. mile away); First United Methodist Church 1872 (approx. mile away); Needmore 1873 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Socopatoy (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexander City.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Alexander City's 1939 City Hall on Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
3. Alexander City's 1939 City Hall on Court Square
Main Street Downtown Alexander City, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
4. Main Street Downtown Alexander City, Alabama.
First Baptist Church of Alexander City image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
5. First Baptist Church of Alexander City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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