1824 was 47 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and five years after Alabama became a state.
- E. G. Musgrove gave Jasper over to Walker County for use as its seat of justice.
- Samuel Earle purchased a 40-acre homestead near Elyton.
- March 13-19: Swiss artist Lukas Vischer traveled through the Creek nation of Georgia and Alabama on the Federal Road from Charleston, South Carolina to Montgomery, where he boarded a riverboat en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. He created 14 portraits of Creek individuals during his journey.
- March 20: John McWhorter resigned as Jefferson County Sheriff; John B. Ayers was appointed to complete the term.
- August 10: James Murray became Jefferson County Sheriff.
- Hawkins Burden became Walker County Sheriff.
- Elisha Peck moved to Elyton and opened a law office there.
- Thomas W. Smith acquired a 160-acre homestead near Helena.
- Charles Tait became a judge with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
- June 20: John Tyler Morgan, senator
- November 22: William McDonald, merchant, alderman and acting Mayor of Birmingham
- Moses Moore, Confederate veteran
- January 22: Schoolteacher Lemuel McMillion to Altamirah Freeland
- March 7: Peyton King (physician) to Jane Elmira Findley.
In 1824, the United States War Department created the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Beethoven's masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, premiered in Vienna. Charles X succeeded his brother Louis XVIII as King of France. None of the four candidates for U.S. President gained a majority of the electoral votes, so the election was thrown into the House of Representatives. The name Australia was finally adopted as the official name of the country once known as New Holland.
Notable births in 1824 included Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, physicist Gustav Kirchhoff, Union generals Winfield Scott Hancock and Ambrose Burnside, physician Paul Broca, composer Anton Bruckner, sportswriter Henry Chadwick, and author George MacDonald. Notable deaths included artist Théodore Géricault, poet Lord Byron, philosopher Maine de Biran, King Rama II of Siam, and King Louis XVIII of France.
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