State: Alabama

Lat/Long: 33.0000, -87.0000

Created from the Alabama Territory on December 14, 1819, Alabama was a slave state and sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. Its capital was briefly located at Huntsville before moving to Cahaba from 1820 to 1825, then to Tuscaloosa from 1826 to 1846, and finally settled in Montgomery.

"An Act to Enable the People of the Alabama Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the Admission of Such State into the Union on an Equal Footing with the Original States," Statutes at Large of the United States 3 (1819):489-92; "Resolution Declaring the Admission of the State of Alabama into the Union," Statutes at Large of the United States 3 (1819):608; Thomas McAdory Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1921), 1:186-87, 719; 2:1037-39, 1333.