Montgomery, Alabama 36130
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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