Posted 4 months ago
I am sitting on once was a very busy road, a road that goes back to 1803, a road that winds its way through St. Stephens Historical Park...Alabamas' First Settlement.
Located in South Alabama in Washington County, the ruralist county in the state, yet it sits only 60 miles North of Mobile.
The first U.S. Flag to be flown in the state occurred in 1799 here.
After 1803, the settlement grew to be 3× the size of Mobile.
In 1818 the first Alabama Legislature met here.
The following year, in 1819, the territorial capital was moved to Huntsville in the Northeast corner of the state. That same year Alabama became a state. The 200th. Bicentennial was celebrated last year.
Remnants of homes, a Hotel, etc., are on the grounds and is still a current archeological site with onsite laboratory.
There is camping, hiking, a swimming beach on the Tombigbee River that touches this once metropolis.
Due to the extent of the site, I will produce a part two..with a nice Mystery??