Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Hank Williams / Kowaliga Cabin 1952

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 10178 Kowaliga Road, (Hwy 63) near Lake Martin in N.E. Elmore Co.
County: Elmore
Coordinates: N 32° 44.219    W 085° 58.095
  32.73698333    -85.96825
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDAH1


At this site stands the cabin where country music legend Hank Williams composed the song "Kaw-liga" in August, 1952. The song's title was derived from the name of a Creek Indian town located on the banks of the Kowaliga Creek until 1836.

Hank's September 23, 1952 recording of "Kaw-liga" reached number one on the country music charts in 1953 and has since been recorded by numerous country and popular music artists.

Built in 1946 by Darwin and Nell Dobbs, the cabin was restored to its original condition in 2001 by Russell Lands, Inc. as a tribute to Hank Williams and his music.

End of The Hank Williams / Kowaliga Cabin 1952