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Centreville, Alabama, City Council minutes

Identifier: MSS-0293

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the 1890-1891 city council minutes of this Bibb County, Alabama, city.


  • 1890-1891


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Biographical / Historical

The Cahaba River falls near Centreville, which made the town a strategic location for transportation through the region. The first post office in Bibb County was established in Centreville in 1821. Sarah Willis Chotard obtained a patent for land in this area in 1823 and began moving squatters off the land and laid out a plot for the new town of Centreville. In 1829, Centreville became the permanent seat for Bibb County after several years of debate and different locations of the county courthouse and the town was incorporated in 1832. Centreville's historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 item, 32 pieces)

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City Council minutes for 1890-1891 of this Bibb County, Alabama, city.


Gift of Garnet Stancil, Jr., 1994


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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266