The 1819 Alabama gubernatorial election was held on September 20–21, 1819, to elect the first Governor of Alabama. Democratic-Republican candidate William Wyatt Bibb defeated fellow Democratic-Republican candidate Marmaduke Williams with 53.82% of the vote. The debate over where Alabama's permanent capital should be was reportedly an important issue in the race - Williams supported Tuscaloosa while Bibb proposed Cahawba. After the election, Cahawba was made capital, but it was moved to Tuscaloosa in 1825.
- William Wyatt Bibb, Governor of the Territory of Alabama
- Marmaduke Williams, Delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention and Senator for North Carolina 1803–09
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