Shelbyville A. T. - Pelham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 17.234 W 086° 48.652
16S E 517610 N 3683146
Quick Description: Shelbyville A. T. (Alabama Teritory) was the first county seat of Shelby County.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 7:48:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMEETW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Shelby County was created by an act of the Alabama Territorial General Assembly on February 7, 1818, from former Creek Indian territory ceded in the Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814. According to the Alabama Department of Archives and History website the county was named for the governor of Kentucky, not Tennesee as the marker states.

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The marker is located in front of the Pelham City Hall on US Hwy 31. The marker was placed by the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker Name: Shelbyville A. T.

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Near this site stood Shelbyville A. T., first county seat of Shelby County; named for Isaac Shelby, governor of Tennessee. Shelby County was established February 7, 1818 by an act of the Alabama Territorial legislature. The first orphans court was held April 4, 1818. Justices were: George Phillips, Patrick Hays, Bennet Ware, Needham Lee and James Walker.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1976

Marker Number: None

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