Historic Markers Across Alabama



A County Older Than the State-Jefferson County



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: efferson Co. Courthouse, Birmingham
County: Jefferson
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Created by Alabama Territorial Legislature in 1819 from land of Creek Indian Nation ceded in 1814 by Treaty of Ft. Jackson. Named for Thomas Jefferson 1743-1828 author of Declaration of Independence founder of University of Virginia third President of the United States. Settled by soldiers who fought in Alabama with Andrew Jackson in Creek War, 1813-14. County seat at Elyton, 1821 to 1871: at Birmingham since 1871.







End of A County Older Than the State-Jefferson County