Battersea at Gallion, AL (built ca. 1820; listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Gallion in Hale County  

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This is a historic plantation house located in south Hale County at Gallion. It was built around 1820 as a two-by-two log cabin.  By the 1840s, two additional rooms were constructed at the back of the cabin.  Battersea underwent further expansions, such as the addition of a second story and a kitchen in the 1880s and the addition of a bathroom in the early 20th Century. This dwelling served as an early stagecoach stop.

Battersea was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1994 as a part of the Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings multiple property submission.   Battersea is one of the oldest homes in the Canebrake.

The Battersea plantation home is located on the north side of CR 12 approximately 0.2 mile west of the Gallion, Alabama Post Office (GPS coordinates 32.510368,-87.702742).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Sources:  1) Wikipedia; 2) Demopolis Times

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