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

Crocheron's Row

 
 
Crocheron's Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Crocheron's Row Marker
Inscription.  A "row" was a 19th century shopping mall. The word was used when a building or block had several similar storefronts arranged in a straight line or row.

This cellar marks the spot where David and Nicholas Crocheron built a large 2 story brick row. It was completed in 1822. At that time, most of Cahawba's stores were in log cabins. The brothers had previously built the town's other brick structure, the Statehouse.

This building contained eight different stores or offices, equally divided between the two floors. It was 80 feet long and 42 feet wide. The Statehouse measured only 58 by 43 feet.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 32° 19.16′ N, 87° 5.745′ W. Marker was in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker could be reached from 2nd Street North near Vine Street. On a trail at the end of Vine Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Hole That Was Once a Row (a few steps from
The Once Busy Street Next to Crocheron's Row image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. The Once Busy Street Next to Crocheron's Row
this marker); Death in the Street (a few steps from this marker); Cahaba Drug Store (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Crocheron Columns (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Yankees in Cahawba (within shouting distance of this marker); Saltmarsh Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble (about 500 feet away); Dallas County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,703 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on May 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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