Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District

Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District (HMOVW)

Location: Talladega, AL 35160 Talladega County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 26.125', W 86° 6.173'

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The City of Talladega was incorporated in 1835. Not long after the founding of Talladega, the Square became the town center. The Talladega Courthouse was built in 1836 and is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Alabama. The courthouse survived a tornado on May 11, 1912 that destroyed the clock tower, and a fire on March 13, 1925 that severely damaged the structure. Following the fire, Chattanooga architect R. H. Hunt was hired to redesign the building. When it was rebuilt, the east and west entrances were enclosed and a Seth Thomas Clock was installed in the clock tower. Other buildings within the historic Talladega Courthouse Square include the original Henderson Drug Store (1847), the Isbell Bank (1869), the first City Hall (1892), the Kenwin Building (1900), the Federal Post Office (1912), and the Ritz Theatre (1936). Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Alabama Tourism Department, The City of Talladega
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 583392 N 3699918
Decimal Degrees33.43541667, -86.10288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.125', W 86° 6.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 7.50" N, 86° 6' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15-45 North St E, Talladega AL 35160, US
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