Historic Markers Across Alabama



McIntosh Bluff



Marker ID: AHA 
Location:
County: Washington
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Near here in 1807 ex-vice president Aaron Burr was arrested and sent on horseback via Ft. Stoddart to Richmond where he was tried for treason and acquitted.
Weekly mail service to Natchez established in 1802.

First civil court in Alabama held here in 1803.

The ancient seat of the Tohome Indians. Included in first Choctaw Cession to the British, 1765, and thereafter granted to John McIntosh, a Scottish trader. Earliest American settlement north of the 31° in present State of Alabama. First County Seat of both Washington and Baldwin Counties.








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