Historic Markers Across Alabama

Calhoun House

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Greene Street Southeast and Eustis Avenue Southeast, Huntsville, Alabama
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 43.847    W 086° 34.995
  34.73078333    -86.58325
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On this site stood the Calhoun House, used as a Federal Courthouse, where desperado Frank James was tried and found not guilty, by jury trial, on April 25, 1884, for robbery of a government payroll near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, March 11, 1881. One of his defense attorneys was Huntsville's LeRoy Pope Walker, first secretary of war of the Confederate States of America.

Erected 1979 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Calhoun House