Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama SHPO



Rosenwald School Info


Historical Background



Shiloh Rosenwald School, Macon County

Elmore County Training School, Elmore County

Tankersley Rosenwald School, Montgomery County

Cecil Rosenwald School, Montgomery County

Tunstall (Emory) Rosenwald School, Hale County

Old Merritt Rosenwald School, Bullock County




The Future of Old Cahawba


Alabama’s most famous ghost town—Old Cahawba*, near Selma—is getting a new future because private donors are giving private dollars to protect and develop a state-owned landmark.  


At a lively event this morning at Alabama’s current state capitol, The Cahaba Foundation presented the Alabama Historical Commission with deeds to 10 parcels of land at Alabama’s first state capital. The land includes scenic riverfront property and parcels in the archaeologically-rich former town center.  


The Alabama Historical Commission accepted deeds to the land and announced its plan for a new visitor complex that will serve as a gateway to the site and to the Black Belt.  It will include two of the town’s original historic buildings and a new building that will use best practices in environmentally responsible design.  


The Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates Old Cahawba. The Cahaba Foundation is a non-profit organization founded to support Old Cahawba.



Media Release

Current Cahawba Property Map

New Visitor Center Site Plan

Supporters of The Cahaba Foundation


(includes information on The Cahaba Foundation, its board and its campaign, and the Alabama Historical Commission)


Remember, Reclaim, Restore: The Campaign for Old Cahawba



History of Old Cahawba
Old Cahawba Today



Children canoeing near Cahawba
Perine Well
Crocheron columns






The Cahaba Foundation logo black and white
The Cahaba Foundation logo color
Cahawba logo
Alabama Historical Commission logo




* “Cahawba” is the spelling used until around 1850 when many of the inhabitants dropped the “w” from the name. The AHC uses the original spelling; other organizations use the more modern spelling.






Historic Preservation