1. I love your posts … so informative. Keep them coming!

  2. I agree, very good info. I keep hoping to find any info on my Isaac Funderburg(h), my 4th great grandfather who was in Baldwin County, I believe, as early as 1803 and was on a Jury in 1811.

    1. RE Trish Funderburg Walls comment about wanting info on her ancestor Isaac – I am from Childersburg, Alabama. In one or more of the US census records for circa 1850-1880 there are (I think) a couple of Funderburg households, and I recall that one of them was Isaac. They would have lived in the Sylacauga-Fayetteville-Childersburg area. Or I may have seen the name on some other local listing.

  3. I agree, keep them coming. I am hoping someday I will see info on my Isaac Funderburg(h), my 4th great grandfather. I believe he was in Baldwin County as early as 1803 but I find him on a Jury in 1811.

  4. Ms. Causey — I read several years ago that the Alabama Legislature held on session in Selma after the Cahaba statehouse was flooded and voted there to move to Tuscaloosa. If so, would that have made Selma “capital for a day?”
    Joe McKnight

    1. Interesting question. I guess it probably would.

  5. Very informative and appreciated. It could be argued, however, that the State of Alabama had only four ‘state’ capitals since St. Stephens was only a ‘territorial’ capital.

  6. The article is wrong in saying the capital was moved 5 times. Alabama had 5 capitals but there were only 4 moves; the first time the capital was established at St. Stephens, not moved from somewhere else.

    1. Correct! 5 capitals, 4 moves.

  7. Something we never learned in Alabama History with Coach Meadows(?).

    1. Such is Alabama public school education.

    2. Yeah, and my experience was from the 50s and 60s.

  8. 5. Huntsville, st Stephens , Cahaba, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery

    1. 5 Capitals, 4 moves. The Capital did not move to its first location.

  9. 5 times.

    1. 5 Capitals, 4 moves. The Capital did not move to its first location.

  10. Nobody knew where St Stephens was, Huntsville was too far away from the rest of the state… Cahaba had major river flooding problems, Tuscaloosa’s population only cared about their college football team that had not even been started yet so Montgomery was a good choice.

  11. Wonderful article. Keep up the good work!

  12. My son & daughter-in-law were married in the ruins of the state capital building in Tuscaloosa.

  13. Cahaba means in Indian something like ” under water “, due to floods that kept Cahaba ” under water”, and that is why the Capital moved from the city. Gosh , the things I learned from studying history with my neice’s. I knew all the cities except the first one while it was the territory . How many people does it take to make a state ?

  14. I didn’t have to guess. I learned this in 4th grade Civics, taught by Mrs. Muriel French, mother of Lucy French, at https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Bellenger+Hill+Elementary+School&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 in Montgomery, Alabama. The most memorable day in her class was when a cousin of Helen Keller visited our class.

    1. Me at Northington Elem. Tuscaloosa Al.

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