Jun 6, 2023

1st Alabama Capital Building dome now adorns a church

 Cahaba was established as the first permanent capital of the state in 1820. It remained so until 1826, when the capital was moved to Tuscaloosa.

A good page about Old Cahawba HERE.

(It wasn't exactly permanent there either!)

During that time a capitol building was constructed that was topped by a dome. Here's a sketch of the long gone structure:

The dome was saved and placed atop a church in Lowndsboro. Here are some photos I shot:

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