- February 13: The City of Tuskegee was incorporated.
- A fashionable mineral-spring health resort began operating at Blount Springs.
- The Harpersville post office was founded.
- The University of Alabama Board of Trustees was re-organized to include the justices of the Alabama Supreme Court.
- Thomas H. Brasher became Shelby County Sheriff.
- Jabez Curry graduated from Franklin College (now the University of Georgia).
- William Mudd began serving in the Alabama legislature.
- January 20: Robert Henley, first Mayor of Birmingham
- March 23: Joseph Johnston, Governor of Alabama
- August 11: Ellis Phelan, attorney and speculator
- December: Joseph Woodward, president of the Woodward Iron Company
- May 11: Benjamin Worthington married Caroline Mitchell.
- October 13: W. L. Wilson married Elizabeth Blackburn in Viola, Blount County.
- October 26: Robert W. Huffman married Sarah Noland in Gadsden.
In 1843, Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi premiered in Milan. Eta Carinae temporarily became the second-brightest star in the night sky. The first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest set out with one thousand pioneers on the Oregon Trail. Ulysses S. Grant graduated from West Point. The Economist began publication. Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Tell-Tale Heart and Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol were first published.
Notable births in 1843 included outlaw Frank James, President William McKinley, writer Henry James, King Frederick VIII of Denmark, statesman and businessman Robert Todd Lincoln, and railway magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Notable deaths included poet Robert Southey, inventor Samuel Morey, lexicographer Noah Webster, and Cherokee syllabary creator Sequoyah.
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