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Russell County Historic Marker


Location of sign - 501 14th Street, Phenix City, Alabama


Photo taken- January 2006


Russell County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Old Russell County Courthouse 


During the Federal occupation of the former Confederate States of America, the Alabama Legislature created Lee County primarily

 from the northern half of Russell County in 1866 and ordered the selection of the county seat "more centrally located." Government

in Russell County was practically non-existent at the time; few records were kept and taxes levied only for favored political 

purposes.  An election was called; Seale won.  Simeon O'Neal and Cicero McBride selected this commanding site, John Lewis 

was architect.


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