Town of Mooresville

Step back in time with a visit to historic Mooresville, the oldest incorporated town in the state of Alabama.  The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Mooresville was incorporated in 1818, one year before Alabama officially became a state.  The post office contains original call boxes and is the oldest operational post office in the state of Alabama.  The old Tavern was used as a stage coach stop.  U.S. General James A. Garfield was stationed here in 1862 and Andrew Johnson was an apprentice tailor.

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Latitude: 34.625917 Longitude: -86.880007 Elevation: 579 ft
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About this Establishment

The town of Mooresville is home to four distinctly historic buildings.  The circa 1821 Stagecoach Tavern is reportedly the oldest frame public building in the state of Alabama.  The circa 1839 Brick Church is a distinctively elegant Greek Revival building.  The circa 1840 Mooresville Post Office is the oldest continuing operating post office in the state and one of the oldest in the country.  The circa 1854 Church of Christ, owned and maintained by the Church of Christ, is where President James A. Garfield once preached.

The town's population is approximately 60 residents.

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Visitor Fees

No admission fee

Seasons Open

Open year round

How to Get There

Historic Mooresville is located one-quarter mile south of Exit 2 (Mooresville Road) on I-565 between Huntsville and Decatur, Alabama.

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Contact Information

Margaret-Ann Crumlish
PO Box 42
Mooresville, AL 35649 US
Angie Pierce - Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
256-350-3519 (Fax)
PO Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602 US


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