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Thursday, June 16, 2011

In May my mom and I toured the town of Mooresville, AL. From their website, "The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of Alabama's most important and intact villages. 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."

"Two presidents have ties to Mooresville: Andrew Johnson was once an apprentice tailor and James Garfield preached at the Church of Christ. Mooresville is not a “museum town.” It is a living, thriving town, much the same size it was when it was incorporated in 1818, while maintaining its historical integrity. As such, it provides visitors a unique opportunity to show how average citizens live with, protect and cherish the historical context and maintain an often-lost sense of small town community, as well as showcasing the buildings used by the early citizens of Alabama."

 The 19th Alabama Civilian re-enactors demonstrated life in a camp set-up.
The homes and gardens were beautiful.

Artisans demonstrated 19th century trades.

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