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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. 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); Cahaba Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crocheron Columns (within shouting distance of this marker);
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
Saltmarsh Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dallas County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 700 feet away); Cahaba First State Capital (about 800 feet away); Vine Street (about 800 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
 
 
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 1,597 times since then and 68 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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