Alabama’s first state capital, Cahaba, was in Dallas County. Two hundred years later, visitors can explore the ruins of the town at the archaeological park established to preserve the site. In the 1960s, the county seat, Selma, was at the heart of significant civil rights activities. The Edmund Pettus Bridge is one of several sites with commemorative displays honoring that struggle. Selma also played an important part in the Civil War as a center of the munitions industry. The city’s rich history is represented in the state’s largest historic district, which include more than 1,250 structures listed on state and national historic registers. U.S. vice president William Rufus King is one of many important Alabamians buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Selma.