- November 25: Gabriel Moore became Governor of Alabama.
- August 8: William A. Scott became Jefferson County Sheriff.
- The Bibb County seat was moved to Centreville.
- Martin H. McHenry became Shelby County Sheriff.
- The Wilson's Hill post office opened.
- Centreville became the seat of Bibb County.
- New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church was founded.
- William Browne passed the bar in Vermont.
- February 25: Rufus Cobb, attorney and Governor of Alabama
- November 27: Elyton Land Company engineer William Barker
- Hansford Chitty, Confederate veteran
In 1829, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust premiered. Andrew Jackson succeeded John Quincy Adams as the 7th President. Pope Pius VIII succeeded Pope Leo XII. The accordion was patented.
Notable births included inventor William Stanley, clothing designer Levi Strauss, Salvation Army founder William Booth, Apache leader Geronimo, and President Chester A. Arthur. Notable deaths included Pope Leo XII, mathematician Niels Henrik Abel, scientist Thomas Young, first Chief Justice John Jay, chemist Humphry Davy, and Smithsonian Institution patron James Smithson.
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