Chambers County

Chambers County (HMBWR)

Location: La Fayette, AL 36862 Chambers County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 53.96', W 85° 24.068'

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Chambers County, created December 18, 1832 from Creek Indian cession. Named for Dr. Henry C. Chambers of Madison County, member of Constitutional Convention 1819, legislature of 1820, elected U.S. Senator 1825 but died enroute to Washington.

County government organized 1833 by Judge James Thompson of Jefferson County. First officers were: Nathaniel Greer, Sheriff; William House, Clk. Cir. Ct.; Joseph J. Williams, Clk. Co. Ct.; Booker Lawson, John Wood, William Fannin, John A. Hurst, Commissioners of Roads and Revenue. Permanent court site selected by Commissioners Thomas C. Russell, James Taylor and Capt. Baxter Taylor. A log courthouse was built here 1833, replaced by brick structure 1837 and used until present courthouse erected 1899.

LaFayette, county seat, was formerly known as Chambersville and Chambers C. H. (courthouse).
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HM NumberHMBWR
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Year Placed1972
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 649536 N 3641260
Decimal Degrees32.89933333, -85.40113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 53.96', W 85° 24.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 53' 57.60" N, 85° 24' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31073-31093 Lafayette St S, La Fayette AL 36862, US
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