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Where we got married: Mooresville, AL

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We got married in the town of Mooresville, AL. I've posted about Mooresville a couple times: back in 2011when my mom and I toured the town, and then back in June when I posted about our venue. I wanted to mention Mooresville again because the charm of the town was a big factor in us getting married there.
photo credit: White Rabbit Studios
 
The town of Mooresville is more like a neighborhood than a town. Only 53 people live there. The town was incorporated in 1818, before Alabama was a state. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places.

photo credit: Glass Jar Photography

photo credit: Southern Living Magazine
 
A couple months ago (I think the September issue?) Southern Living came out with a list of the best small towns in the South, and Mooresville made the list! SL wrote, "History reigns supreme in this postcard-size town. As a matter of fact, the entire town, all 0.1 mile and six streets of it, is included on the National Register of Historic Places. White picket fences frame tree-shaded streets and buildings where Presidents have slept. Visiting here is like stepping back into a time of gracious plenty, where city noise is the rustling of oaks and congestion is the growth of moss on clapboard cottages."

photo credit: White Rabbit Studios

The post office is the oldest one in the state. It was built in 1840, and is still in operation. The mailboxes and office furnishings are even older, having been transferred from the original post office in the tavern. The post boxes are numbered 1-48 and some families have had the same box number for several generations.
 

photo credit: White Rabbit Studios

photo credit: White Rabbit Studios
 
The houses in the town are so cute! Most of the homes were built during the cotton boom (most of the early residents were cotton farmers). In one of the houses, Andrew Johnson (the 17th President) was an apprentice tailor.
 
photo credit: Southern Living magazine

The other historic church in Mooresville (not the one I got married in) is the Church of Christ built in 1854.

I took this photo at the 2013 Christmas tour of homes
 
Last year we did the Christmas tour of homes in Mooresville, which we loved! The town is so quaint and has so much charm. We're so glad we got married in Mooresville!

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