Bibb Family Cemetery, Coosada AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OHail
N 32° 30.041 W 086° 20.313
16S E 562136 N 3596127
Bibb Family Cemetery in a residential area. William Wyatt Bibb, the first governor of Alabama, and his family are buried here.
Waymark Code: WMDEG7
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 01/03/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
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A small cemetery with eight internments dating from 1820-1856 located in a neighborhood in Coosada AL. Cemetery is located just off the road in close proximity to several homes. It is surrounded by a short wrought iron fence.

William Wyatt Bibb, the first governor of Alabama and the only governor of the Alabama Territory, is buried here slong with his wife and other family members. I would have never known about this cemetery were it not for a geocache placed near here.

Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. Bibb was elected governor, defeating Marmaduke Williams. One of the major issues of the campaign was the location of the state capital.

Bibb's primary duties were establishing the state government. Huntsville was the first capital. In 1820, the capital was moved to Cahawba (near Selma) followed by moves to Tuscaloosa in 1826, and Montgomery in 1846.

Bibb was actively involved in the preparations to make Cahaba the seat of government and oversaw the laying of streets and the construction of buildings.

Bibb did not live to see Cahaba installed as the state capital.
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