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King Plantation House at Uriah, AL (ca. 1860)

This house originally sat upriver at Packer’s Bend and was built by a nephew of William Rufus King, U. S Vice President.  Construction on this mansion began in the late 1850’s, but the outbreak of the Civil War prevented its completion on the grand scale that it was first conceived.  Still, this house is said to have the broadest facade of any plantation home in Alabama.

The home was purchased by the late Eugene Garrett (a former legislator), dismantled, each piece of board was numbered and moved to Uriah, AL  in 1965, and rebuilt on its present site.

This home is located beside Highway 59 at Uriah, AL approximately one half mile from the intersection of Highways 59 & 21 (GPS coordinates N31.301028,W87.509194).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Source:  Monroe County Heritage Museum

 

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