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Tallapoosa County Historic Marker


Location of sign - 714 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Photo taken- October 2006


Tallapoosa County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Court Square


Anticipating the construction of a railroad through the country hamlet of Youngsville, Griffin Young in 1860 hired W. H. Whitney to

survey a portion of his property and lay it off in forty- eight town lots.  In the plan two acres were reserved for use as a public 

square.  Delayed by the Civil War, the railroad was finally completed to the newly named Alexander City in 1874, and the business 

center developed around and to the north of the public square.


In 1877, on the south side of the square, the members of the First Baptist Church erected their first house of worship.


In 1889, during the term of Mayor Buford L. Dean, a courthouse- city hall was erected on the site. The original building was erected in 1903 and a third in 1939.


Alabama Historical Association 1999


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