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Autaugaville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Autaugaville

Intersection of Autauga and Academy Streets

 

“America's First Crossroad”

 
Autaugaville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2013
1. Autaugaville Marker
Inscription. Robert Ripley's world-wide syndicated Believe It Or Not! column for July 31, 1935 read: "C. D. Abbott is the first citizen of the U.S.A. He is first alphabetically in Autaugaville, the first town in Autauga, the first county in Alabama, the first state in the U.S.A." Ripley could have added that Mr. Abbott lived on Autauga Street, which was the first street alphabetically in Autaugaville in 1935. As the town grew, Academy Street was added, crossing the older "first street" and making this "America's First Crossroad."
 
Erected 2008 by Autauga County Heritage Association, Autauga Area Community Foundation, Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 25.889′ N, 86° 39.205′ W. Marker is in Autaugaville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is at the intersection of South Autauga Street and Academy Street, on the right when traveling south on South Autauga Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 South Autauga Street, Autaugaville AL 36003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert J. Pickett (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Kingston Historical Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away); Pratt Homesite
Autaugaville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2013
2. Autaugaville Marker
(approx. 10.3 miles away); Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke (approx. 10.4 miles away); Our Confederate Soldiers (approx. 10.5 miles away); Heritage Park (approx. 10.6 miles away); Old Autauga County Courthouse (approx. 10.6 miles away); Old Plank Road (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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