Dallas County, Alabama

A highway sign designating the border between Nicholas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia along a secondary road

County located in the central part of the U.S. state of Alabama.

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Selma, Alabama

Union General James H. Wilson
Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest
St. Paul's Episcopal Church burned following the Battle of Selma and was rebuilt in 1871.
Portion of the corten steel monument at the EJI's National Memorial for Peace and Justice memorializing the Black individuals lynched in Dallas County, Alabama.
Segregated drinking fountain, 1938.
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma. A gathering place for meetings and a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches of 1965, it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Edmund Pettus Bridge, heading out of downtown Selma, across the Alabama River, towards Montgomery. Pettus was a Confederate brigadier general, and later Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan.
The Edmund Pettus Bridge, looking back towards Selma. Sheriff's deputies await the marchers on "Bloody Sunday".
"Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965. State troopers attack marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Selma to Montgomery marches, March 1965.
Sturdivant Hall, completed in 1856 and now a historic house museum.
The Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma, site of some of the events of "Bloody Sunday" during the Civil Rights Movement.
Another view of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River
Selma-Dallas County Public Library
Downtown Selma facades.
Facades along Main Street in Selma.

Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west.

Selma to Montgomery marches

The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery.

Alabama State Troopers attack civil rights demonstrators outside Selma, Alabama, on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965.
Police watch marchers turn around on Tuesday, March 9, 1965.
Monument for James Reeb in Selma, Alabama
James Forman in Montgomery, March 1965
SNCC protesters in Montgomery, March 17, 1965
The third Selma Civil Rights March frontline. From far left: John Lewis, an unidentified nun; Ralph Abernathy; Martin Luther King Jr.; Ralph Bunche; Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel; Frederick Douglas Reese. Second row: Between Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Bunche is Rabbi Maurice Davis. Heschel later wrote, "When I marched in Selma, my feet were praying." Joseph Ellwanger is standing in the second row behind the nun.
Map showing Selma to Montgomery march route in March 1965
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail sign
Memorial at Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Selma is a major town and the seat of Dallas County, part of the Alabama Black Belt with a majority-black population.

Alexander J. Dallas (statesman)

American statesman who served as the 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1814 to 1816 under President James Madison.

Arabella Maria Smith Dallas

Dallas County, Alabama, and Dallas Township, Pennsylvania, are named for him.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

African-American civil rights organization based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington

SCLC and SNCC organizers recruited and trained blacks to attempt to register to vote at the courthouse, where many of them were abused and arrested by Dallas County Sheriff Jim Clark — a staunch segregationist.

Lowndes County, Alabama

In the central part of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Downtown Birmingham, the heart of Central Alabama's economic engine

Lowndes County was formed from Montgomery, Dallas and Butler counties, by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on January 20, 1830.

Cahaba, Alabama

St. Lukes Episcopal Church, built 1854 at Cahaba; moved to Martin's Station in 1878; returned to Old Cahawba in 21st century
The Perine Store; photo likely taken in the last quarter of the 19th century.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church at Martin's Station (approximately {{convert|15|mi|km}} from Cahaba) in 1934.
The Methodist Church in the 1930s, later destroyed by fire.
Kirkpatrick mansion on Oak Street, burned in 1935. The two-story brick slave quarters at the rear remains intact.
The Female Academy in 1903.
The twenty-six room Perine mansion, built in the 1850s, later demolished.
Another view of the Perine Mansion.
Crocheron mansion, built 1843, destroyed by fire in the early 20th century.
Castle Morgan, a Confederate prison camp on the Alabama River at Cahaba.

Cahaba, also spelled Cahawba, was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825, and the county seat of Dallas County, Alabama until 1866.

Wilcox County, Alabama

County of the U.S. state of Alabama.

A highway sign designating the border between Nicholas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia along a secondary road

Dallas County (northeast)


State in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered by Tennessee to the north; Georgia to the east; Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south; and Mississippi to the west.

The Moundville Archaeological Site in Hale County. It was occupied by Native Americans of the Mississippian culture from 1000 to 1450 CE.
The main house, built in 1833, at Thornhill in Greene County. It is a former Black Belt plantation.
Union Army troops occupying Courthouse Square in Huntsville, following its capture and occupation by federal forces in 1864
The developing skyline of Birmingham in 1915
The former Mount Sinai School in rural Autauga County, completed in 1919. It was one of the 387 Rosenwald Schools built in the state.
Ono Island in Baldwin County
Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville
Cathedral Caverns in Marshall County
The Natural Bridge Rock in Winston County is the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies.
Cliffs at the rim of the Wetumpka meteorite crater
Tornado damage in Phil Campbell following the statewide April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak
A stand of Cahaba lilies (Hymenocallis coronaria) in the Cahaba River, within the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Statue of Liberty replica at Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills
Dauphin Street in Mobile
Lighthouse on Guntersville Lake
Alabama's population density, 2010
Highlands United Methodist Church in Birmingham, part of the Five Points South Historic District
Temple B'Nai Sholom in Huntsville, established in 1876. It is the oldest synagogue building in continuous use in the state.
The Islamic Center of Tuscaloosa
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has a large economic impact on the state.
The Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, one of the largest shopping centers in the southeast
The Space Shuttle Enterprise being tested at Marshall Space Flight Center in 1978
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery in 2010
Shelby Hall, School of Computing, at the University of South Alabama in Mobile
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Tuscaloosa County was the first automotive facility to locate within the state.
Airbus Mobile Engineering Center at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile
Alabama's beaches are one of the state's major tourist destinations.
Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the U.S.
Regions-Harbert Plaza, Regions Center, and Wells Fargo Tower in Birmingham's financial district
The State Capitol Building in Montgomery, completed in 1851
The Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building in Montgomery. It houses the Supreme Court of Alabama, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
Republican Kay Ivey is the governor of Alabama as of 2021.
Senator Doug Jones won a special election in 2017.
Vestavia Hills High School in the suburbs of Birmingham
Harrison Plaza at the University of North Alabama in Florence. The school was chartered as LaGrange College by the Alabama Legislature in 1830.
William J. Samford Hall at Auburn University
Bryant–Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Regions Field in Birmingham
Von Braun Center in Huntsville
Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham
Terminal at the Montgomery Regional Airport in Montgomery
Interstate 59 (co-signed with Interstate 20) approaching Interstate 65 in downtown Birmingham
Aerial view of the port of Mobile

Huntsville served as temporary capital from 1819 to 1820, when the seat of government moved to Cahaba in Dallas County.

Marengo County, Alabama

County located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Barney's Upper Place, an I-house in Putnam that was built in 1833.
Gaineswood (built 1843–61), a National Historic Landmark in Demopolis.
Boddie Law Office-Town Hall (built 1858) in Dayton. On the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
Jefferson Methodist Church (built 1856) in Jefferson. On the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Jefferson Historic District.
Lyon Hall (built 1853) in Demopolis. On the National Register of Historic Places.

Dallas County (east)

Clotilda (slave ship)

The last known U.S. slave ship to bring captives from Africa to the United States, arriving at Mobile Bay, in autumn 1859 or July 9, 1860, with 110 kidnapped African men, women, and children.

A plan of the British slave ship Brookes, showing how 454 slaves were accommodated on board after the Slave Trade Act 1788. This same ship had reportedly carried as many as 609 slaves and was 267 tons burden, making 2.3 slaves per ton. Published by the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade

A spokesman for the community, Cudjo Lewis lived until 1935 and was one of the last survivors from the Clotilda. Redoshi, another captive on the Clotilda, was sold to a planter in Dallas County, Alabama, where she became known also as Sally Smith.