Mooresville Alabama, incorporated on November 16, 1818, was the first town incorporated by the Alabama Territorial Legislature. Located in Limestone County, the entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Mooresville is famous for its historic homes and buildings. The city has extensive gardens and tree-shaded streets. It’s also home to the oldest operational post office in Alabama. Mooresville was the primary filming location for Disney’s Tom and Huck.
Mooresville Alabama History
Two presidents have ties to Mooresville: Andrew Johnson was once an apprentice tailor and James Garfield preached at the Church of Christ.
The Union Army occupied Mooresville several times during the Civil War, and a few skirmishes were fought in the vicinity. Future U.S. president James Garfield, then a Union general camped in the area, delivered a sermon at the Mooresville Church of Christ in 1863. Mooresville thrived as a cotton farming hub until the early 20th century, when the boll weevil infestation wrecked the cotton economy.
Mooresville Alabama Population
This charming town has less than 60 residents.
- 58 (2016)
- 77 acres
Mooresville Alabama Historic Buildings
Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern
(1820s) – a frame building constructed before 1825 that served as an inn and post office. This building was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in the 1930s, and underwent extensive restoration in the 1990s.
Mooresville Post Office
(1840) – located at the corner of Lauderdale and High streets, this post office is the oldest in operation in Alabama and has call boxes dating before the American Civil War. The call boxes and some of the office furnishings actually predate the building, having been used in the nearby Stagecoach Inn and Tavern.
(1839) – a Greek Revival-style church built of handmade bricks that stands on Lauderdale Street. Originally a Presbyterian church, it later served as a Methodist church and a Baptist mission. The church’s recessed entrance is supported by two stucco-covered columns.
Mooresville Church of Christ
(1854) – a white clapboard church on Market Street that originally served as a meeting house for the Disciples of Christ. The rear wing and entry vestibule were added in 1937.
Wikipedia contributors, “Mooresville, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mooresville,_Alabama&oldid=819985006 (accessed February 8, 2018).
Mooresville Alabama Map
Mooresville Alabama Post Office
The Mooresville Post Office has been operating from the same building since 1840, the oldest continually operating post office building in the state of Alabama and one of the oldest in the country. The circa 1821 Stagecoach Tavern is the oldest public frame building in the state of Alabama. Our two churches, the circa 1839 Brick Church and the circa 1854 Church of Christ, are among the few remaining examples of 19th century church buildings in the state.
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