On this day in Alabama history: Centreville was incorporated

On this day in Alabama history: Centreville was incorporated
Map of Alabama, 1863. (U.S. Coast Guard, Library of Congress)

January 21, 1832

Centreville was established on the west bank of the Cahaba River at a waterfall by Sarah F. Chotard, who received a land grant from the federal government in 1823. The town became the Bibb County seat, which was moved briefly in the mid-1820s to present-day Antioch. Centreville was incorporated on this day in 1832. Boundary lines for the town were later redrawn, and Centreville was re-incorporated in 1890. The town is noted for its historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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