Historic Markers Across Alabama

Commissary - R.R. Depot

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on Vine Street, Cahaba, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 19.044    W 087° 5.784
  32.3174    -87.0964
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


This cellar was under Joseph Babcock's brick store. During the Civil War the building was used as a commissary.
Babcock's warehouse and cotton shed were located to your right on the bluff overlooking the river. The family home, kitchen, and garden stood between this store and the warehouse.
In 1860 the Babcock family sold the land between this sign and Capitol Street to the Cahawba, Marion and Greensboro Railroad Company for a train depot. Railroad tracks had been laid directly down Capitol Street in 1858.

Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.

End of Commissary - R.R. Depot