Historic Markers Across Alabama

Site of Alabama State Capitol 1826-1846

Marker ID: AHA 
County: Tuscaloosa
Waymark: None


Tuscaloosa designated as State Capital by Legislature at Cahaba December 6, 1825. Building designed by State Architect, William Nichols, in the form of a Grecian Cross, employing both Grecian and Roman architecture in the interior. Construction began 1827. Governor John Murphy convened first session of State Legislature in this building December 13, 1829. Property deeded to University of Alabama in 1852; leased to Baptist Convention of Alabama, which operated Alabama Female College. Destroyed by fire, April 1923.

End of Site of Alabama State Capitol 1826-1846