Historic Markers Across Alabama

Birthplace of Albertville

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Location: on E Main Street, Albertville, AL
County: Marshall
Coordinates: N 34° 15.940    W 086° 12.146
  34.26566666    -86.20243333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMV4D


The City of Albertville traces its origin here to 406 East Main Street, where on Jan. 13, 1860, James C. Miller (1833-1862) established a post office in his log cabin home, which also doubled as the community's first store. Miller, who was later killed during the War Between the States, named the post office"Albertville” in honor of his father-in-law, Thomas A. Albert (1796-1876).

End of Birthplace of Albertville