Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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. 32° 19.16′ N, 87° 5.745′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Street North near Vine Street. Touch for map. On a trail at the end of Vine Street. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Brick Store (here, next to this marker); The Hole That Was Once a Row (a few steps from this marker); Death in the Street (a few steps from this marker); Cahaba Drug Store The Crocheron Columns (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). 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, US • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 45 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.