Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History


image from Bronze Map: 'Cahaba, First State Capital, 1820'


34. Cahaba, First State Capital, 1820
Cahaba, Dallas County


Alabama's first constitution made Cahaba the temporary seat of government for the new state of Alabama, and the legislature began meeting in the new statehouse, or capitol building, in November 1820.