- May: Williamson Hawkins made his way into Jones Valley.
- June 29: The Mississippi territorial legislature designated Monroe County, which originally stretched into what is now central Alabama from the Florida border.
- Jasper was first settled by E. G. Musgrove.
- Montevallo was first settled.
- Woodlawn was first settled by a group of farming families.
- William Brown settled in Opossum Valley, in the vicinity of present-day Dolomite.
In 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was ratified by the U.S. and Britain, ending the War of 1812. Napoleon escaped from Elba, ruled France for the Hundred Days until the Battle of Waterloo, and was exiled to Saint Helena. Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies erupted explosively. The Great September Gale of 1815 struck New England.
Notable births in 1815 included Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, German statesman Otto von Bismarck, computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, and women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Notable deaths included inventor Robert Fulton, King of Naples Joachim Murat (executed), and Roman Catholic Archbishop John Carroll.
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