Historic Markers Across Alabama

Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: at the intersection of Union Street and Alabama Avenue on Union Street, Selma, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 24.319    W 087° 1.548
  32.40531666    -87.0258
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Central Masonic Institute of Alabama acquired property 1847 and erected building. Confederate Hospital during War Between the States. Dallas County Courthouse (1866-1901) on removal of County Seat from Cahaba. Presbyterian High School for Boys in early 1900's. Acquired by Vaughan Estate 1904. Vaughan Memorial Hospital (1911-1960) in memory of Samuel Watkins Vaughan, M.D. City of Selma under Mayor Joseph T. Smitherman purchased property 1969. Dallas County & City restored original structure 1973. Building renamed Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building April 9, 1979.

(Erected 1979 by the Selma-Dallas County Historical Society)

End of Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building