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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Alabama's Statehouse

1820 - 1825

 
 
Site of Alabama's Statehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Site of Alabama's Statehouse Marker
Inscription. This structure collapsed in 1833 and its fallen remains were reportedly heaped into a railroad embankment. Consequently, we have no picture of the Statehouse that was drawn by someone who actually saw the building. Any modern picture you see of this structure is pure conjecture.

We can only hope that archaeologists will uncover important clues to the appearance of Cahawba's Statehouse.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 19.044′ N, 87° 5.838′ W. Marker was in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker was on Capitol Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 68-82 Capitol Avenue, Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Alabama's First Statehouse (a few steps from this marker); Cahaba First State Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Vine Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Footprint of a Church
Site of Alabama's Statehouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. Site of Alabama's Statehouse
(about 300 feet away); Dallas County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Saltmarsh Hall (about 400 feet away); A Prison Chimney? (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Alabama's First Statehouse (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Old Cahaba. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable PlacesSettlements & 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 1,708 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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