Historic Markers Across Alabama


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Location: Intersection of S Autaugaville St and Academy St, Autaugaville, Alabama
County: Autauga
Coordinates: N 32° 25.889    W 086° 39.205
  32.43148333    -86.65341666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEM10


Intersection of Autauga and Academy Streets
"America's First Crossroad"

Robert Ripley's world-wide syndicated Believe It Or Not! Column for July 31, 1935 read: "C. D. Abbott is the first citizen of the U.S.A. He is first alphabetically in Autaugaville, the first town in Autauga, the first county in Alabama, the first state in the U.S.A." Ripley could have added that Mr. Abbott lived on Autauga Street, which was the first street alphabetically in Autaugaville in 1935. As the town grew, Academy Street was added, crossing the older "first street" and making this "America's First Crossroad."

End of Autaugaville