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."
|Placed By||Autauga County Heritage Association, Autauga Area Community Foundation, Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 532582 N 3588316|
|Decimal Degrees||32.43148333, -86.65341667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 25.889', W 86° 39.205'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 25' 53.34" N, 86° 39' 12.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 104 S Autauga St, Autaugaville AL 36003, US|
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