Historic Markers Across Alabama



Site of Alabama's First Constituional Convention



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Franklin and Gates Streets, Huntsville, AL
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 43.762    W 086° 35.032
  34.72936666    -86.58386666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Here, on July 5, 1819, forty-four delegates from twenty-two counties in the Alabama Territory met to frame a State Constitution which was accepted and signed August 2, 1819. Convention leadership was furnished by two Huntsvillians, John Williams Walker, president, and Clement Comer Clay, chairman of a committee appointed to draft the document.

Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.







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