As the first incorporated town in Alabama, Huntsville played an important part in the birth and growth of the state.

Huntsville served as the temporary capital of Alabama from 1819 to 1820, when the seat of state government was moved to Cahaba in Dallas County. Present-day Huntsville has become one of Alabama’s leading technology hubs.

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Photos courtesy of: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Auburn University Library Treasure Room Maps Collection, Huntsville Madison County Public Library, University of Alabama Library

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau