|Territory of Alabama|
|Organized incorporated territory of the United States|
|Government||Organized incorporated territory|
|-||1817-1819||William Wyatt Bibb|
|-||Established||August 15, 1817 |
|-||Statehood||December 14, 1819 |
The Territory of Alabama (sometimes Alabama Territory) was an organized incorporated territory of the United States. The Alabama Territory was carved from the Mississippi Territory on August 15, 1817; lasting until December 14, 1819, when it was admitted to the Union as the twenty-second State of Alabama.
The Alabama Territory[n] was designated by an Act of Congress on March 3, 1817, but it did not become effective until August 15, 1817. The delay was due to a provision in the Congressional Act which stated that the act would take effect only if and when the western part of the Mississippi Territory were to create a state constitution on the road to statehood. That event took place in August 1817, with the Mississippi Territory becoming a state on December 10, 1817.
Territorial evolution of Alabama
- Territories of Spain that would later become part of the Territory of Alabama:
- Possession of Great Britain that would later become part of the Territory of Alabama:
- West Florida, 1763–1783
- U.S. states that ceded territorial claims that would later become part of the Territory of Alabama:
- U.S. territory with land that would later become part of the Territory of Alabama:
- Territory of Mississippi, 1798–1817
- U.S. state created from the Territory of Alabama:
- State of Alabama, December 14, 1819
- "An Act To Establish A Separate Territorial Government For The Eastern Part Of The Mississippi Territory."
- Williams, Lewis et al.; "An 1820 Claim to Congress: Alabama Territory : 1817." Op. cit.: Gales & Seaton; American State Papers';' Washington: 1834; retrieved 21 February 2010.