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Alabama State Capitol

First Capitol of the Confederacy;
Constitution of the Confederacy drafted

Inauguration of Jefferson Davis as Confederate President
Inauguration of Jefferson Davis as Confederate President
The ceremony took place on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol on February 18, 1861.
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Ariel Photo of the March from Selma to Montgomery
Ariel Photo of the March from Selma to Montgomery
Protestors crowd the building's steps in protest on March 25, 1965.
Click to enlarge. Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Alabama State Capitol
Alabama State Capitol
Click to enlarge. 2008 OnThisVerySpot.com.

Alabama State Capitol
Alabama State Capitol
Click to enlarge. 2008 OnThisVerySpot.com.

644 Washington Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
United States
(334) 242-1851

On This Very Spot the first Capitol building was built in 1847, only to be destroyed by fire two years later in 1849. The current Alabama State Capitol building was built on the previous building's foundations, and was completed in 1851.

On This Very Spot was established the first Capitol of the Confederate States of America in 1861.

On This Very Spot in 1861, the Constitution of the Confederacy was drawn up.

On This Very Spot Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as the President of the Confederacy on February 18, 1861.

On This Very Spot on April 12, 1865, three days after the Battle of Appomattox, the Union flag was raised atop the capitol.

On This Very Spot more than 20,000 civil rights marchers crowded Dexter Avenue in front of Alabama state capitol in Montgomery on March 25, 1965, as the Selma to Montgomery March ended.

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Submitted By:  David Allison

 
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This spot is a state capitol open to the public. For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and map & directions, visit the official website at http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/visitorsguide/visitorsguide.html.

Location: North central Alabama.




 
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