Rutledge

Rutledge (HM1D8D)

Location: Luverne, AL 36049 Crenshaw County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 43.829', W 86° 18.601'

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Rutledge was the first county seat of Crenshaw County and held that position from March 1867 to May 1893. Originally called Barber's Cross Roads, it was briefly named Crenshaw; but June 10, 1867, it was changed to Rutledge in honor of Captain Henry Rutledge, Company H. 59th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.

The first elected county officials were: George W. Thagard, Probate Judge; James M. Lawrence, Tax Collector; W.T. Massey, Tax Assessor; John R. Snow, Sheriff; F.M. Cody, Circuit Clerk; and John P. Cook, D.A. Rutledge, Hugh Cameron, and John Jones, County Commissioners. Elizabeth Pittman donated the land on which the two-story courthouse was built.

Rutledge for many years was a thriving community, but the construction of the Alabama Midland Railroad from Montgomery to Luverne in 1888 by-passed the town. A spur track built from Julian to Rutledge in 1891 failed to stop the loss of population and business to Luverne and in 1893 a special election led to the county seat being moved there.
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HM NumberHM1D8D
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Year Placed1990
Placed ByThe Crenshaw County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 565363 N 3510769
Decimal Degrees31.73048333, -86.31001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 43.829', W 86° 18.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 43' 49.74" N, 86° 18' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7604 N Watts Ave, Luverne AL 36049, US
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