- June 14: Jasper First United Methodist Church was organized.
- Thomas D. Armstrong became pastor of Ruhama Baptist Church.
- Union Baptist Church was founded in Shelby County.
- Hill Church was founded near Sylacauga.
- Hosea Holcombe became president of Alabama Baptist State Convention.
- James Powell arrived in Alabama, alone on horseback.
- July 16: James Luckie, physician
- September 7: William Graves, attorney and real estate developer
- December 12: Charles Wheelock, architect
- December 28: Charles Shelley, Confederate officer and U.S. Representative
- Blount County Courthouse was constructed in Blountsville.
- The first, two-room portion of Owen Plantation house was built.
In 1833, Britain retook the Falkland Islands. Andrew Jackson began his second term as President. The British Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act. The city of Chicago was established. Don Carlos disputed 3-year old Isabella II becoming Queen of Spain, beginning the First Carlist War. A spectacular occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower was observed in Alabama, becoming known as "the night the stars fell."
Notable births in 1833 included Chief Justice Melville Fuller, temperance movement leader John St. John, Johannes Brahms, President Benjamin Harrison, and inventor Alfred Nobel. Notable deaths included inventor Richard Trevithick, British politician and abolitionist William Wilberforce, and King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
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