This home was built around 1840 by the Purifoy family, one of the earliest to settle Wilcox County. Its style is similar to several in the Furman area, and is almost identical to that of “Fox Hill”. It was probably built by Edmond Hobdy. The house remained in the Purifoy family until the Hollemans purchased it in 1987. John and Kathy Estes purchased the home in 1998 and sold it to the Robert Lipscomb family in 2000. The home is famous for the “man-in the-well” story featured in the book by Kathryn Tucker Windham, “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey”.
The Purifoy home is a contributing property to the Furman Historic District that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is located on the south side of Hwy 21 in Furman (GPS Coordinates 32.004861,-86.971444).
This is a private residence – drive by only
Source: Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce