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Ackerville Baptist Church of Christ located in east Wilcox County, AL (built ca. 1848, listed on the NRHP & ARLH)

This small one-room church was built circa 1848. The outside of the building is clad with wooden clapboards made of true 1″ x 6″ hand-hewn lumber. The interior walls and ceiling are of hand-hewn 1″ x 6″ boarding butted together with blacksmith-made squ …

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Adams-Miller-Gilmore House at Jackson, AL (built 1894, listed on the NRHP)

This beautiful 2 1/2 story, Queen Anne style home was built in 1894 by Rev. S. A. “Soc” Adams who was a Baptist minister, architect, and building contractor. Rev. Adams served as the pastor of the Jackson First Baptist Church from 1889 until 1912 and a …

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Adams-Stanford-Steen Home at Pine Apple, AL (built c. 1870; listed on the NRHP)

| Pine Apple in Wilcox County  

Judge and Mrs. Johnathan Newberry Stanford owned this home in the mid-1880s.  He served as Judge of Probate for Wilcox County from 1907-1917.  The house features double front doors with rounded-head “Italianate” windows and a semi-circular transom ligh …

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Adams-Stone House at Pine Apple, AL (built ca. 1904, listed on the NRHP)

| Pine Apple in Wilcox County  

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adams built this two-and-one-half story Queen Anne style home circa 1904. The home features multiple gables, wraparound porch on paired Tuscan columns, polygonal projecting bay and portico or “buggy way”. It contains the original mi …

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Aimwell Baptist Church in south Marengo County, AL (established 1860; present church built 1921)

The Aimwell Baptist Church was organized on November 26, 1860. The articles of organization and the church name were chosen by the forty-three charter members and three local preachers – Reverends John W. Williams, John Talbert, and Jay Reeves. The con …

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Airmount Grave Shelter near Thomasville, AL (built 1853; listed on the NRHP)

The Airmount Grave Shelter, also known as the Hope Family Grave Shelter, is a Greek Revival structure located in the Airmount Cemetery near Thomasville, Alabama. It was built in 1853 by John Hope. The unusual splayed eaves and vaulted, or “compass” int …

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Akron Boys & Girls Club Complex at Akron, AL (designed & built by Rural Studio students)

Most of Akron’s adults commute to Tuscaloosa or Greensboro for work which leaves the children to entertain and look after themselves for an extended period of time every day. Auburn University’s Rural Studio volunteered to design and build a Boys and G …

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Akron Presbyterian Church at Akron, AL (completed 1922)

The Akron Presbyterian Church was organized on July 6, 1919. The meeting was at the Akron Methodist Church which is where the Presbyterians met until their first church as built. In 1920, the Presbyterians started a building fund for their church. Thei …

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Alabama Baptist Building at Marion, AL (built early 1830s, listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

The first issue of The Alabama Baptist newspaper was published on February 4, 1843 in Marion, AL.  This building, built as an office building in the early 1830s, was used for printing and distribution of The Alabama Baptist newspaper from 1843-1852.  T …

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Alabama Rural Heritage Center at Thomaston, AL

The Alabama Rural Heritage Center is located on Hwy 25 at Thomaston, Alabama in the renovated Home Economics Building of the old Marengo County High School.  Students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio at Newbern, AL designed this facility and handled …

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Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame located in Judson’s Bean Hall at Marion, AL

The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame honors the achievements of outstanding women from Alabama. Established in 1970, the first women were inducted the following year. The AWHOF became a state agency by an act of the Alabama legislature in 1975. The museum …

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Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge at Livingston, AL (built 1861)

This is one of the oldest remaining covered bridges in Alabama. It was originally constructed across the Sucarnoochee River on the main state road leading from Livingston to York, now U.S. Highway 11. The bridge was built in 1861 under the orders of Co …

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Alexander-Webb-Wilson House at Eutaw, AL (ca. 1836)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

This house, originally a stagecoach inn, was build in old Erie and moved to Eutaw by Dr. Abram F. Alexander who gave it to his daughter and her husband in 1848.  It has four well proportioned two-story columns on  the front and a second floor balcony o …

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Allen Grove at Old Spring Hill, AL in Marengo County (built 1857; listed on the NRHP)

This Greek Revival style house was built for John Gray Allen in 1857 by David Rudisill. It is a two-story frame structure with a two-story front portico featuring square paneled columns. The roof is hipped with side dormers. In 1890 the rear facade was …

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Altwood near Faunsdale, AL (built c. 1836 & later expanded; listed on both the NRHP and Alabama Register)

Altwood is a historic plantation house located approximately six miles southwest of Faunsdale.  It was built circa 1836 by Richard H. Adams.  It began as a log dogtrot house and was then expanded until it resembled a “Tidewater cottage” style house.  B …

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Andrews Chapel at McIntosh, AL (built ca. 1860; listed on the NRHP)

Andrews Chapel, also known as the McIntosh Log Church, is one of the few remaining log churches in Alabama. In 1860, John C. Rush and his wife donated land for the church to the McIntosh Community. Shortly afterwards, the church was constructed and nam …

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Antioch Baptist Church at Camden, AL

Antioch Baptist Church, which opened in 1885, is one of the oldest African-American churches in Wilcox County.  It sits on a rise on the outskirts of Camden, in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt region. The church has served the spiritual needs of the …

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Antioch Baptist Church located in northwest Perry County, AL

Shown is a small church in northwest Perry County, AL that was redesigned and rebuilt by four students from Auburn University’s Rural Studio at Newbern, AL. It was named among the top 100 best designs in the world by New York-based Metropolitan Home ma …

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Arlington United Methodist Church at Arlington, AL (ca. 1887)

The Arlington Methodist Church was built circa 1887 using lumber from George Lynch’s mill near Kimbrough, AL. George Lynch built the church building, doors and windows. The belfry was added to the church at a later date. The pews in the church are hear …

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Asa White House at Eutaw, AL (built ca. 1838; recorded in HABS, listed on the NRHP)

The Asa White house, also known as the White-McGiffert house, was built circa 1838 by Colonel Asa White, one of Greene County’s earliest settlers. Eutaw was established on property owned by Asa White. He conveyed 20 acres to the newly established count …

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Ashe Cottage at Demopolis, AL (built ca. 1832 & remodeled 1858; listed on the NRHP and ARLH)

Ashe Cottage, also known as the Ely House, is a historic Carpenter Gothic house in Demopolis. It was built circa 1832 and expanded and remodeled in the Gothic Revival style in 1858 by William Cincinnatus Ashe, a physician from North Carolina. The cotta …

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Ashford at Selma, AL (built 1899-1903; listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

Julian Smith, a businessman and surveyor in Selma, built Ashford from 1899-1903. This two-and-one-half story Neo-Classical designed house is constructed of brick with rough-cut stone. Thirty white columns surround the home on the outside and seven colu …

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Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Camden, AL (built ca. 1849)

Located in front of this church is a historical marker. Following are the details provided on this marker: “This building was constructed c. 1849 as a Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian congregation was organize …

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Atticus Finch Monument at the Old Courthouse in Monroeville, AL

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was born and raised in Monroeville, AL. The fictional town of Maycomb is modeled on Monroeville.  Atticus Finch, the central character in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a lawyer …

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Attoway R. Davis Cottage at Eutaw, AL (1817, additions 1840 & 1850)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

The Attoway R. Davis Cottage is a historic house in Eutaw, AL. The main portion of this house is a two-story I-house, built in 1817. It is the oldest surviving house in Eutaw. Directly in front of this structure is a two-room cottage, built in 1840. Th …

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Baptist Church at Cuba, AL (ca. 1877)

This church was built circa 1877 to replace a log building on this site.  The sanctuary is the original structure with its hand-hewn timbers that are twelve to fifteen inches wide.  It was originally divided by a partition, the height of the pews, sepa …

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Barker’s Slave Quarters at Old Cahawba Park in Dallas County, AL (built 1860, columns added after main house burned in 1935)

This is a 2-story brick slave quarters that was built by Stephen Barker in 1860 behind his large brick mansion. The building originally had no columns. After the Civil War, Confederate veteran, Samuel McGurdy Kirkpatrick and his wife, Sarah, purchased …

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Barney’s Upper Place at Putnam, AL (built ca. 1833)

It is believed that this house was built for Jehu Bates and his wife, Janet Barnes Bates. Jehu bought the property in 1833 and sold it after his wife died in 1851 to George W. and Mary L. Barney. This property included over 5,000 acres of land. The Bar …

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BARTRAM’S TRAIL Historical Marker near Rockville, AL

This marker is located in south Clarke County approximately 11 miles south of Jackson, AL on Co. Rd. 15 (Rockville Rd.) at the entrance to the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary (GPS coordinates 31.382654, -87.849970). It was erected by the Clarke Cou …

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BASSETTS CREEK Historical Marker near Wagarville, AL

This historical marker provides details about how Bassetts Creek got its name. The marker is located beside US Hwy 43 approximately 1.5 miles north of Wagarville, AL at the bridge where Bassetts Creek crosses US Hwy 43 (GPS coordinates 31.464596, -88.0 …

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Bates-Warren-Curry House at Marion, AL (built ca. 1830; listed on the NRHP)

This Vermont Colonial-style house was built by the Bates family circa 1830. This two-story structure was originally constructed of hand-hewn logs that are now covered with weatherboards. The house has a basement where the logs can still be seen. The ki …

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

Antebellum | Gallion in Hale County  

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, suc …

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Beaver Creek Baptist Church in south Marengo County, AL (organized 1885, present church building completed 1894)

The Beaver Creek Baptist Church congregation was organized in 1885 and their first services were held in the Pope schoolhouse which was located a short distance southwest of the present church site. The present church building was completed in 1894. It …

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Beck-Bryant-Talbot House at Canton Bend, AL (c. 1847)

This home, known as “River Bluff House,” was built around 1847 for William King Beck, a nephew of William Rufus King, Vice-President of the United States. Beck migrated to Wilcox County around 1820 with his three brothers from North Carolina. He combin …

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Beck-Creswell Home at Camden, AL (c. 1850-1860; listed on the ARLH)

Antebellum | Camden in Wilcox County  

This house, commonly referred to as “The Beck Place”, is a two-story frame building constructed circa 1850-60 in a vernacular interpretation of the Greek Revival style.  The house was a T-shaped structure that contained six rooms, two halls and two sin …

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Beck-Miller Law Office at Camden, AL (built ca. 1840, recorded in HABS, listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Camden in Wilcox County  

This historic building located in Camden’s downtown historic district served as the law office for Colonel Franklin King Beck. Colonel Beck, who commanded the 23rd Alabama Infantry, held General U.S. Grant’s Union troops at bay for 12 hours with a sing …

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Beckham Dye Palmer House at Eutaw, AL (built 1899-1909)

Historic Home | Eutaw in Greene County  

This house was built in stages between 1899 and 1909. As the Palmer family grew, so did the house – three kitchens were built for family usage. This was the first house reportedly in Greene County to have electricity. Features of the house include beve …

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Bell’s Landing Presbyterian Church at Bell’s Landing, AL (established 1819, present church built ca. 1927)

This church is located in the community of Bell’s Landing in northwest Monroe County. Presbyterians have been a part of this area since 1819. The first church at the present location was erected in 1885. This church was destroyed by a storm on May 10, …

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Bellamy, Alabama 36901 Post Office

| Bellamy in Sumter County  

This small post office was built circa 1905. It is featured site #3 in the Sumter County, Alabama Historical Points of Interest visitors brochure. This post office is located at 591 Pine St NE in Bellamy (GPS coordinates 32.449336, -88.133917). Source: …

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Belleville Baptist Church at Belleville, AL (ca. 1840)

This church was built circa 1840. It is a two story frame building with portico and external stairs leading to a slave gallery. All of the building material, lumber, brick, pews and pegs were hand made by members of the community. This Church was organ …

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Berean Baptist Church at Marion, AL (built 1873)

This church was built by freed slaves in 1873, Berean is an offspring of Siloam Baptist Church. Siloam and local Baptists gave $1000 for the building of the Berean. Berean was an important site for civil rights meetings in the sixties. This church is l …

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Berry House at Selma, AL (built c. 1880; documented in CSAS; listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

Built by Dr. John A. McKinnon circa 1880, this house takes its name from the Berry family who was a longtime resident. The grillwork on this house is exceptional and was made in Selma’s foundry. The pioneering female photographer, Frances Benjamin John …

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Bethany Baptist Church at Burnt Corn, AL (built ca. 1874; listed on the Alabama Register)

The Bethany Baptist Church was established in 1821 in nearby Conecuh County. The church moved to Puryearville (Monroe County) on Camp Ground Creek near Burnt Corn in 1846. During this era, both Blacks and Whites worshiped at the same church. After the …

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Bethea-Strother Home at Canton Bend, AL (built ca. 1844; recorded in HABS; listed on the NRHP)

The Bethea-Strother house, also known as “Pleasant Ridge”, is the only brick antebellum residence remaining in Wilcox County, and one of the few extant plantation houses left in the Canton Bend area. Its detailing is typical of Wilcox County architectu …

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Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Oak Hill, AL (built 1895; listed on the NRHP)

The Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was established as the old Lebanon ARP Church near Hamburg in the early 1820s.  In 1856, a yellow fever epidemic struck the Hamburg community where most members of Lebanon lived. They moved to Oak Hill …

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Bethel Baptist Church at McKinley, AL (established 1821, listed on the ARLH)

This church is located on Marengo CR 63 approximately 0.2 miles north of the junction of CR 63 & CR 38 and approximately 8 miles NE of Thomaston, AL in the community of McKinley (GPS coordinates 32.300342, -87.540733). Below are details about this …

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Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church at McKinley, AL (erected 1894, remodeled in 1936.)

This church is located on Marengo Co. Rd. 38 approximately 0.4 miles from the junction with Co. Rd. 63 and approximately 8 miles northeast of Thomaston, AL in the community of McKinley (GPS coordinates 32.299380, -87.535042). Located beside the highway …

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Bethel Presbyterian Church at Sumterville, AL (built ca. 1835, relocated 1897)

The Bethel Presbyterian Church was established on September 22, 1835, about 3 miles toward the northwest near Emelle where the Bethel Memorial Chapel now stands. It was moved to its present location in 1897. There are extensive church records on the Pr …

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Bethsaida Baptist Church at Furman, AL (built 1858-1860; listed on the NRHP)

Bethsaida Baptist Church was founded in 1831 at a site very close to the present building. Elder Hawthorne was the first pastor, and some of the founding families were the Albrittons, Lees, Purefoys (Purifoys), McCondichies, and Fowlers. Mr. A. Scarbro …

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Bird’s Farm at Forkland, AL

Many motorists driving along Highway 43 between Demopolis and Eutaw have done a double-take when they see Bird’s Farm for the first time.  Bird’s Farm is a large field beside Highway 43 that contains many amusing and imaginative creations, most of whic …

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Black Belt Treasures at Camden, AL

Black Belt Treasures is a non-profit organization developed to showcase and promote the artists of the Alabama Black Belt region. Since opening its gallery in Camden, AL in 2005, Black Belt Treasures had grown from representing 75 artists to over 450 a …

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Blacksher Home at Uriah, AL (ca. 1891)

This home was built circa 1891 for timber magnate James Uriah Blacksher. At one point, Blacksher owned more than one hundred thousand acres of land and a large lumber industry. He also owned a bank, a store, and railroads. Blacksher had a big impact on …

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Bladon Springs Methodist Church at Bladon Springs, AL (ca. 1874; listed on the ARLH)

This church was built circa 1874 by Peter D. Flint who built many of the buildings in the area including the Bladon Springs and Cullom Springs Hotels. The Bladon Springs Church is a contributing property to the Bladon Springs Historic District that’s l …

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Bladon Springs State Park in south Choctaw County at Bladon Springs, AL

Bladon Springs State Park is a 367-acre Alabama State Park at Bladon Springs, AL that is centered around four mineral springs. Park facilities include campsites, shelters, tables, and grills. This property, originally owned by John Bladon, was referred …

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Blount-Peters Home at Marion, AL (built 1853–1859; listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

This home was built for Edward A. Blount and his wife, Mary, between 1853 and 1859. In January 1852, the Blount’s bought three lots at the location of this house for $26, $40 and $20. A clear title was granted for this property in January 1853 when the …

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Bluff Hall at Demopolis, AL (built 1832 & modified 1840s; recorded in HABS; listed on the NRHP)

Bluff Hall is located atop a limestone cliff overlooking the Tombigbee River in Demopolis. The house was built in 1832 by Allen Glover for his daughter, Sarah Serena Glover, and her husband, Francis Strother Lyon. The Lyons used Bluff Hall as a townhou …

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Bobby’s Fish Camp at Bladon Springs, AL (one of the oldest restaurants in southwest Alabama)

Bobby’s Fish Camp is located at the old Bladon Springs landing on the Tombigbee River in the southeastern part of Choctaw County. Bobby’s Fish Camp has been in operation for over half a century and is one of the oldest restaurants in southwest Alabama. …

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Boddie Law Office at Dayton, AL (built ca. 1858, listed on the ARLH)

Antebellum | Dayton in Marengo County  

This small brick building, known as the “Boddie” Law Office, is one of the few remaining buildings in Dayton, AL.  It was built by Oliver B. Boddie and his brother, John E. Boddie around 1858.  These brothers were graduates of the Cumberland School of …

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Boligee Presbyterian Church at Boligee, AL (established 1900)

The Boligee Presbyterian Church was established October 31, 1900. Positioned on the crest of a small hill, this beautiful church features a corner tower with variegated shingle patterns, and Eastlake style wood carvings in the two front gables. Inside, …

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Booker’s Mill near Evergreen, AL

Booker’s Mill is known for both its historical value and scenic beauty.  The mill, built in the 1800s by prison workers, provided electricity to the neighborhood.  It has long been closed as an electricity generating plant.  The land and the building n …

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Bored Well at Livingston, AL

The Bored Well was started in 1854 and historians say an old blind mule pulled the auger around day after day until completion in 1857 of an artesian well.  In the beginning citizens were disappointed with the salty taste of the water, but soon claims …

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Bridge Tender’s House at Selma, AL (built 1883-1884; listed on the NRHP)

This small cottage sits on the edge of a bluff above the Alabama River on Water Avenue in downtown Selma. It is located next to the historic St. James Hotel. The Bridge Tender’s House is a contributing property to the Water Avenue Historic District tha …

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Broadhead Memorial Park at Needham, AL

This is a small park that is located in the community of Needham in central Choctaw County. It is proof that a park need not be large or elaborate to be a real pleasure. The park is built around the old Walter Wilson gristmill which was the center of l …

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Brooklyn Baptist Church at Brooklyn, AL (built 1861, listed on the Alabama Register)

Brooklyn Baptist Church, established in 1821, is one of the oldest churches in Conecuh County.  The church was organized in a small log cabin that also served as a school.  On September 4, 1860, the church purchased three acres of land for $15.00.  The …

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Brown Chapel AME Church at Selma, AL

Brown Chapel AME Church, with its imposing twin towers and Romanesque Revival styling, was built in 1908 by black builder – of whom little is known – A.J. Farley. This church and its congregation played a major role in the events that led to the adopti …

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Brownstone Manor at Selma, AL (built c. 1898; listed on the NRHP)

| Selma in Dallas County  

This neo-classic mansion was built in 1898.  This home was visited frequently by F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald authored “The Great Gatsby” among other American classics). In 1983, the third floor burned while being restored. Since then, i …

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Brushy Creek Methodist Church in southeast Conecuh County near Lenox, AL (c. 1850s; listed on the ARHP)

This is one of the oldest churches in the county. The date that the church was organized is unknown; however, it was prior to 1856. The congregation’s first church was a small building constructed with round logs. It was replaced with the current churc …

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Buck’s Livery Stable Building at Thomaston, AL (built ca. 1901-1910; listed on the NRHP)

| Thomaston in Marengo County  

Buck’s livery stable is a one-story brick building that was built circa 1901-10 prior to the automotive age. The building has a central entry and segmental-arched windows. A row of low “feeding” windows for horses extends on the north and south sides o …

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Bull Slough Bridge near Brooklyn, AL (built 1924)

Bull Slough Bridge lies across the beautiful Sepulga River in the southeast corner of Conecuh County.  This bridge, built in 1924, is 252-feet long and has a pony truss design.  It is a part of the Sepulga River Canoe Trail. At one end of the bridge is …

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Burns-Bell House at Selma, AL (built prior to 1847, listed on the NRHP)

Built prior to 1847, this is a two-story, Italianate home that has a full-height porch with front gable. Exterior features of the house include bay windows with a flat-cut balustrade on the first floor and second-story windows with trimmed hoods and ba …

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Burnt Corn Methodist Church at Burnt Corn, AL (c. 1913; listed on the Alabama Register)

The Burnt Corn Methodist Church congregation was established in 1913. They met in the Kyser-Betts Store until their church building was finished. It is a one-story frame structure with a corner attached bell tower. The building is a contributing proper …

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Burnt Corn, AL (a historic settlement on the Old Federal Road; listed on the ARLH)

| Burnt Corn in Conecuh, Monroe County  

Burnt Corn is located between Monroeville and Evergreen on the historic Old Federal Road. The settlement that became Burnt Corn is older than the state of Alabama. It began as a trading post settlement at an intersection of Indian trails when this area …

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Bush House (1912) at Grove Hill, AL

| Grove Hill in Clarke County  

The Bush house is a historic home in Grove Hill, Alabama. The two-story Colonial Revival style house was built in 1912.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999.  It was listed due to its architectural significance as …

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C. L. Warner House at Jackson, AL (completed 1903; listed on the NRHP)

This is one of the finest illustrations of the Queen Anne style homes that are located in Jackson. The house’s complex roof features jerkinhead or clipped gables on the side elevations. It has additional regular gables projecting from each side, coveri …

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C. S. Golden House at Thomaston, AL (built 1898; listed on the NRHP)

| Thomaston in Marengo County  

The C.S. Golden House, also known as the Leonard and Ellie Crain House, is one of the oldest homes in Thomaston. This Queen Anne-style home was built in 1898 by Cecil Stanford Golden who was the son of a wealthy foundry owner in Columbus, GA. As a youn …

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Cade-Hillier House at Greensboro, AL (built 1900; listed om the NRHP)

This beautiful two-story, home was built circa 1900. Features of the house include a complex roof line, corner tower with conical roof, central double leaf entrance, a wraparound porch with Eastlake trim, a conical roof projection and an upper level ga …

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Calhoun Law Office at Heritage Village in Selma, AL (antebellum – built c. 1833)

Antebellum | Selma in Dallas County  

Heritage Village at Selma is the site of several 1800’s structures that were donated to the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society by private individuals. Shown is the James M. Calhoun Law Office that’s located at Heritage Village. This is a …

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Calvert United Methodist Church at Calvert, AL (built 1889; listed on the ARLH)

This historic church is located on the west side of Highway 43 in the community of Calvert at the intersection of Highway 43 and Fairford Road (GPS coordinates 31.155395, -88.010503). The church and its cemetery were listed on the Alabama Register of L …

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Cane Syrup Mill at Rikard’s Mill Historical Park near Beatrice, AL

Shown is a cane syrup mill that’s at Rikard’s Mill Historical Park located near Beatrice, AL in Monroe County. This is a mule-drawn cane syrup mill that was produced in Selma, AL in the 1880s by Peacock Company of Ohio. Earnest Dyess of Camden, AL foun …

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Cannady-McLeod House at Jackson, AL (ca. 1904, listed on the NRHP)

This 2 ½ – story home was built circa 1904 for Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Cannady by Lionel Erastus “Ras” McLeod. Ras built many homes in Jackson. Later his son, Dr. Henry Marvin McLeod married Helen, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Cannady. They lived in this house …

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Canton Bend United Methodist Church at Canton Bend, AL (built 1912-1913)

The Canton Bend United Methodist Church congregation was organized on December 12, 1897. In 1910, Percy Smith and Irvin Smith deeded land for the church building. This land adjoined the cemetery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Canton whose org …

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Capell-Huff House at Pebble Hill, AL (built ca. 1850; recorded in HABS.)

This two-story, plantation home was built circa 1850. The house design is attributed to local builder William T. Mathews. This house has an unusual style for plantation houses of the antebellum period. One of the unusual features of the house is Its “u …

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Capt. Edwin Reese House at Eutaw, AL (built ca. 1858; recorded in HABS; listed on the ARLH & NRHP)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

The Capt Edwin Reese House, also known as the Basil Hall, is a historic Greek Revival style house in Eutaw. The house is a two-story wood framed building on a raised brick foundation. Four monumental Ionic columns span the front portico. It was built f …

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Captain Nathan Carpenter House near Eutaw, AL (built ca. 1853; listed on both the NRHP & Alabama Register)

This house, also known as Everhope, is a classic Greek Revival plantation home that was built circa 1853 for Captain Nathan Carpenter, who had served with the Eutaw Rangers in the Mexican-American War, and later served as captain of the Confederate Ran …

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Carlowville Baptist Church at Carlowville, AL (built ca. 1834; listed on the NRHP)

Carlowville is a small community in southern Dallas County. Shown is the Carlowville Baptist Church. Local tradition attributes the design of this two-story church to the first pastor, Dr. Jessie Hartwell, a New Englander. The Baptist congregation orga …

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Carter-Cunningham-Wilson-Bell Home, “Fox Hill”, at Furman, AL (late 1830s or early 1840s)

Antebellum | Furman in Wilcox County  

This home was constructed in the late 1830’s or early 1840’s by either Addison Scarbrough or Edmond Hobdy. Mr. Hobdy built several homes in the area during this period. The style is “Plantation Plain” with shed rooms across the rear and a “prophets cha …

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Cedar Grove at Faunsdale, AL (began ca. 1830 as a log cabin; enlarged 1852-1858; recorded in HABS; listed on the NRHP)

Cedar Grove, also known as the Charles Walker House, is a Greek Revival plantation house located in Marengo County near Faunsdale. This is a two-story frame structure with a gabled roof and double veranda. The house was photographed and recorded in the …

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Cedar Lawn at Uniontown, AL (built 1830s-1840s)

This home was built sometime during the 1830s and 1840s by James Bishop Chambers and his wife, Rebecca Adams Chambers. The house was originally “plantation plain,” a basic I-shape with a one-story rear ell. The front of the house features a full height …

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Center Chapel United Methodist Church near Safford AL (established 1859)

This church is located west of Safford, AL on Dallas CR 66 approximately 2.8miles from the intersection of CR 66 and Ala Hwy 5 (GPS coordinates 32.284940, -87.437781). According to a sign located beside CR 66, the church was established in 1861. Attach …

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Chickasaw State Park in Marengo County at Providence, AL

This is our Alabama State Parks.  It offers modern campsites,  a wading pool, a barbeque grilling pavilion, plus other large pavilions and picnic areas making this small park perfect for group-sized cookouts and gatherings. The Park is also located adj …

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Chilatchee Creek Campground at Gee’s Bend, AL in Wilcox County

Alabama has many beautiful rivers and lakes and the US Army Corp of Engineers has several parks and campgrounds that allow you the perfect opportunity to enjoy them. One of these is Chilatchee Creek which is a small campground that is remotely located …

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Choctaw Corner Historical Marker near Bashi, AL

This historical marker is located west of Thomasville on County Road 48 near the Bashi community (GPS coordinates N31.970778,W87.830889).  It describes the location of the boundary that was between the Choctaw and Creek Indians in Clarke County and how …

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Choctaw County Courthouse at Butler, AL (built 1906; listed on the Alabama Register)

Choctaw County was established in 1847.  The current courthouse in Butler is Choctaw County’s second courthouse – built 1906 and occupied in 1907. There were additions to the courthouse in 1956 and 1965.  It was placed on the Alabama Register of Landma …

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Choctaw County Historical Museum at Gilbertown, AL

This is an interpretative museum that’s located beside the Town Park at downtown Gilbertown.  The main building of the museum contains artifacts that illustrate life in Choctaw County during earlier times.  Behind the main museum is another building th …

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Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge near Womack Hill, AL (Choctaw County)

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Water defines this 4,218 – acre refuge, covering roughly one-half of the refuge in creeks, sloughs, lakes, and backwaters of the Tombigbee River, which borders th …

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Church Of God at Cuba, AL (built 1900)

This church was organized in 1888 and the present building was built in 1900.  It is Carpenter Gothic style which was commonly used by rural churches in the South in the 19th Century.  This church is located in Cuba on the corner of Fourth Street and R …

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Church Street United Methodist Church at Selma, AL (completed 1902, listed on the NRHP)

Methodists were the first denomination to organize in Selma and the only church remaining on the original plot of ground assigned to by the Selma Land Company. In 1835, the Methodists organized with 12 members in a wooden church at the corner of Dallas …

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CITY OF JACKSON Historical Marker at Jackson, AL

This historical marker is located beside Commerce Street in front of the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex near downtown Jackson (GPS coordinates 31.507745, -87.895886). The marker was erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the city of Jackso …

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Claiborne, Alabama (A Lost City)

Today, Claiborne is a ghost town on a bluff above the Alabama River near Perdue Hill in Monroe County.  Situated near the Federal Road, Claiborne began during the Mississippi Territory period with a ferry that transported settlers across the Alabama Ri …

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Clark Chapel United Methodist Church at Gainesville, AL (ca. 1867)

Clark Chapel United Methodist Church was founded in 1867 by freed slaves shortly after the Civil War ended. The church pictured below is believed to be the original 1867 building constructed by the church congregation. It still has its original pews. T …

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Clarke County Historical Museum at Grove Hill, AL

The Clarke County Historical Museum opened in 1986 as a project of the Clarke County Historical Society. It is located at downtown Grove Hill, AL in the Alston-Cobb House which was built in 1854. The museum contains a treasure of southwest Alabama hist …

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Co-Nita Manor at Uniontown, AL (ca. 1906)

Endangered | Uniontown in Perry County  

This Neo-Classical house was built by Dr. Solon Lycurgus Coleman on a lot he purchased on February 20, 1906.  It has a central double leaf entrance with fanlights and sidelights on both the first and second floor.  The house has a full height portico w …

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Cochran House at Crumptonia near Orrville, AL (built ca. 1855; documented in HABS)

Also referred to as the Cochran-Crumpton House, Crumptonia, and the McCreary House, this 2-story Greek Revival style home was built circa 1855 for South Carolina-born, Claudius M. Cochran. It was later owned by the Crumpton family and it became part of …

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Coffeeville Lake Service Park at Bladon Springs, AL

Service Park sits on the shores of 97-mile-long Coffeeville Lake, the third largest lake on the Black Warrior- Tombigbee reservoir system and the last reservoir on the Tombigbee River before it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Service Park’s campground offe …

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Coleman Bros. Store at Whatley, AL (built ca. 1890, listed on the NRHP)

| Whatley in Clarke County  

This is one of only a few wood frame, free-standing gable front, commercial buildings that remain in Clarke County. It was built around 1890 by David “Dave” Daniel Coleman. He used the building as a general store until his death in 1921. His sons, L. L …

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Coleman-Banks House at Eutaw, AL (built ca. 1847, recorded in HABS, listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

The Coleman-Banks house, also known as the James Oliver Banks house, is the first of four antebellum homes at Eutaw, AL to have original colossal-order porticos.  This house was built circa 1847 by George W. Shawver, owner of the Parapet Hotel.  On the …

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Confederate Cemetery at Gainesville, AL

The town of Gainesville was laid out in 1832 by Moses Lewis. By 1840 Gainesville had become the third largest town in the state of Alabama, with a population of over 4,000. Confederate Cemetery has the graves of Gainesville’s earliest settlers, includi …

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Confederate Cemetery at St. Wilfrid’s Episcopal Church in Marion, AL

During the Civil War, Breckinridge Military Hospital was established at Howard College in Marion (now the campus of Marion Military Institute). Soldiers who died at the hospital were first buried behind the campus. In 1872, the Ladies Memorial Associat …

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Coretta Scott King’s Childhood Home & Memorial near Marion, AL

Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) grew up on the farm of her parents, Obadiah “Obie” Scott and Bernice McMurray Scott, located north of Marion near the community of North Perry.  The Scott family attended Mt. Tabor AME. Zion Church located next door to th …

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Corley-Fitts Office at Marion, AL (built ca. 1890, listed on the NRHP)

| Marion in Perry County  

Thought to have been built around 1890, this was the office of the dentist, Dr. William Wilson Corley. He sold it in 1906 to another dentist, Dr. J. P Haley who practiced here until his death in 1956. Dr. Patrick Haley, Jr. practiced with his father fr …

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Craig-Trawick House near Marion, AL (built ca. 1833)

This Greek Revival house was built about 1833 by William S. Craig. It has outside chimneys and double doors with sidelights. The small porch at the front has two classical columns. The main part of the house remains as it was when built. In 1853, A. M. …

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Creagh Law Office at Grove Hill, AL (built ca. 1834, now part of the Clarke County Historical Museum and home of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce)

This office was built circa 1834 by Judge John Gates Creagh who was an attorney, commissioner, county treasurer, judge of county orphans court and state legislator.  It was originally located on Lot 15 Court Street in Grove Hill facing the county court …

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Cuba, Alabama Museum

This museum contains displays that illustrate life in Cuba from its beginning. Of special interest are photographs of Cuba since 1952. This museum is featured site #22 in the Sumter County, Alabama Historical Points of Interest visitors brochure. The m …

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Curtis House at Demopolis, AL (ca. 1840; listed on the NRHP)

The Curtis House, also known as the Howze-Culpepper House, was built circa 1840 by Samuel Curtis, a Revolutionary War veteran who was born in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland in 1751 and died in Marengo County, Alabama in 1846. The house was built in the …

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Dale Masonic Lodge at Camden, AL (built ca. 1848, recorded in HABS and CSAS)

The Dale Masonic Lodge organized at Dale Town (later Prairie Bluff) in 1827. When the town declined in the 1840s, members voted to move the lodge to Camden. The Dale Masonic Lodge building that’s shown was built circa 1848. Union troops camped in this …

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Dallas Academy Building at Selma, AL (built c. 1889, listed on the NRHP)

This two-story, Renaissance Revival building, built ca. 1889, originally housed a private school funded by the Ladies Educational Society of Selma to educate the sons and daughters of Selma’s wealthy citizens. Dallas Academy later became Selma’s first …

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Damsite West Bank Park on the Alabama River near Gosport, AL

Damsite West Bank is a small park that is owned and managed by the U. S. Corp of Engineers.  It is located northwest of Gosport, AL on the west bank of the Claiborne Lock & Dam.  This is a favorite fishing spot for locals, especially for catfish. T …

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Daniels-Regions House at Cuba, AL (ca, 1901)

Historic Home | Cuba in Sumter County  

This Vernacular turn-of-the-century style home was built circa 1901. The house features a porch with turned and bracketed supports. This house is featured site #23 in the Sumter County, Alabama Historical Points of Interest visitors brochure. It is loc …

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Davidson-Jackson House at Pine Apple, AL (built 1903, listed on NRHP)

This two story Queen Anne style house was built in 1903. It contains a hipped roof with two cross gables, a wraparound porch with paired or cluttered Tuscan columns and pediment over central entrance bay, turned balustrade, and polygonal protruding bay …

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Davis Law Office Building at Marion, AL (built ca. 1863, listed on the NRHP)

| Marion in Perry County  

The date 1863 was found scratched into a brick on the east wall. According to local tradition, the earliest occupant was a lawyer who used the top floor as his dwelling and the bottom floor as his office. The Marion Standard newspaper was published in …

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Demopolis, AL Yacht Basin

| Demopolis in Marengo County  

The Demopolis Yacht Basin is a full service marina at Demopolis, AL on the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway.  It has in-water and dry storage for boats and an on-site restaurant and motel.  The Demopolis Yacht Basin is located beside Highway 43 on the nort …

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Demopolis, Alabama 36732 Post Office (building completed 1912, listed on the NRHP)

| Demopolis in Marengo County  

The first official post office to serve the present city of Demopolis was designated Aigleville (literally translated as Eagle Town), the village of French emigrants. It was located on the southeastern edge of Demopolis. This post office was short live …

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Denton & Mattie Mosley Cabin at Skinner Park in Toxey, AL

Historic Home | Toxey in Choctaw County  

This small cabin originally belonged to Francis Marion and Lottie Mosley Tindle. They sold it to their oldest daughter, Mattie, and her husband, Denton Mosley, when they married circa 1916. Denton and Mattie Tindle Mosley reared their 11 kids in this h …

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Dew Abrams House at Eutaw, AL (built ca. 1832)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

Duncan Dew was a well-known planter and business man of Eutaw, AL. He came to Eutaw in 1822 and built this house about 1832. It is L-shaped and has elaborate interior wood trim. The house, at one time, had a two-story portico which was later exchanged …

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Dickinson House at Grove Hill, AL (built ca. 1845)

The Dickinson House is a historic two-story Italianate style home at Grove Hill, AL. It was built circa 1845. The architect is believed to have been an English-born carpenter named James Newman. The house was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks …

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Dixons Mills United Methodist Church at Dixons Mills, AL (built ca. 1912)

The Dixons Mills United Methodist Church was constructed around 1912 and it was the first church built in the community. Prior to 1912, Sunday School was a community wide activity for all denominations held in the old school house – Dixon’s Mills Acade …

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Dogtrot Log Cabin at the Broadhead Memorial Park in Needham, AL

The dogtrot cabin was a common style of rural home in the South during the 1800s. The dwelling would often begin as a single-room log cabin with the attic used as a sleeping loft. As the family grew, a second log cabin would be built and the two cabins …

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Downtown Grove Hill, AL

| Grove Hill in Clarke County  

In the background is the Clarke County Courthouse. It is included in the “Grove Hill Courthouse Square Historic District” that was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1998. The Courthouse Square Historic District contains 25 …

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Dr. Godbold’s Office Building at Whatley, AL (built ca. 1927; listed on the NRHP)

| Whatley in Clarke County  

This was the medical office of Dr. John Cooper Godbold, Jr. (1888-1952). Dr. Godbold was the son of a Wilcox County physician. He came to Whatley in 1912 to practice medicine. His first office was in the Jeffrey Building which also housed Dr. Jeffrey’s …

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Dr. H. B. Ward House at Cuba, AL (built ca. 1880; listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Cuba in Sumter County  

This house was built in 1880 for Dr. H. B. Ward (Oct. 7, 1852 – Dec. 31, 1917). Henry Bascomb (H. B.) Ward graduated from the Medical College at Mobile in 1878, and established his practice in Cuba in 1880. In addition to his physician’s practice, Dr. …

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Dr. John A. Kimbrough House at Thomasville, AL (built c. 1899; listed on the NRHP)

Dr. John A. Kimbrough and his bride, Stella Oakley of Pine Hill, were married in November 1899 on the day of the great fire that destroyed Thomasville’s commercial area. This house was built by Dr. Kimbrough around that time for his bride. This home is …

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Dr. John Watkins House near Burnt Corn, AL (built ca. 1812; recorded in HABS; listed on the Alabama Register)

This was the home of Dr. John Watkins who was one of the early and few physicians in this part of what was then still the Mississippi Territory. According to markings on Dr. Watkins’ gravestone, he was for a time the only physician between the Alabama …

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Dr. Thomas Isham Kimbell House at Jackson, AL (built 1883, listed on the NRHP)

This house was built in 1883 for Dr. Thomas Isham Kimbell, the son of early Clarke County pioneer Isham Kimbell. It is a 2 1/2 story Queen Anne house with a gable on hip roof. The front facade features a projecting bay with a bay window topped with cre …

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Dr. Willis Meriwether House at Eutaw, AL (reconstructed 1856)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

The Dr. Willis Meriwether House, also known as the Clark-Malone House, is a historic vernacular Greek Revival style house in Eutaw, AL. The house is a two-story wood framed building on a brick foundation.  Six square box columns span the front portico. …

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Dr. Zeno House at Pine Apple, AL (ca. 1912; listed on the NRHP)

This is a two-story hipped roof house with a one-story rear ell. Features of the house include a recessed front porch on monumental paneled battered piers, a rounded attached north side porch on piers similar to the front porch, second story cantilever …

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Drake Northrup House at Greensboro, AL (ca. 1850)

Antebellum | Greensboro in Hale County  

Dr. Gaston Drake, a planter and local physician, purchased this property in 1849 and had a house built on it.  The house was destroyed by fire before the Drake family could move into it.  There was speculation that arson was probably the cause for the …

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Drury Fair Jones Memorial at Old Live Oak Cemetery at Selma, AL

Provided are pictures of the memorial to Drury Fair Jones (1856-1878) that is located in the historic Old Live Oaks Cemetery at Selma. This beautiful cemetery is located beside Dallas Avenue approximately 0.7 mile west of downtown Selma. GPS coordinate …

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Dry Fork Plantation Home at Sedan, AL (1832-1834)

Antebellum | Sedan in Wilcox County  

Dry Fork is a historic plantation home located in the Sedan community near Camden, AL. This is one of the oldest documented homes still standing in Wilcox County and is a fine example of late Federal style double–pile house form containing examples of …

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Duggar-Osborn House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1890, listed on the NRHP).

This is a charming one-story Victorian cottage with Eastlake details that’s located on Greensboro’s Main Street. This house was built around 1890. Features of the house include articulated gable bays, a partial width porch with a turrett, a single leaf …

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Dulaney AME Church near Rosebud, AL in Wilcox County (built c. 1914; listed on the ARLH)

This church was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage (ARLH) on April 18, 2007. According to the Alabama Historical Commission’s PreserveALA.org website, the church was built circa 1914. The Dulaney AME Church is located on the nort …

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Dunaway Home at Orrville, AL (designed by George F. Barber, built 1895, listed on the Alabama Register)

This Victorian farmhouse was designed by renowned Knoxville architect, George F. Barber, and it is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The house has seven bedrooms, three full baths, and six fireplaces. The exterior is wood frame …

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Dunn-Fairley-Bonner-Field House at Camden, AL (built c. 1825, recorded in HABS)

Antebellum | Camden in Wilcox County  

This is the oldest documented structure in Camden. It was built for Thomas Dunn who was one of the earliest settlers of this area. It is believed that he donated the land upon which the present town of Camden, known as Barboursville until 1841, was bui …

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E. B. Ward House at Selma, AL (c. 1907; listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This two-story Colonial Revival house was built around 1907. Features of the house include a one-story entry porch with fluted Ionic columns, a turret with a conical roof and a polygonal bay with hipped roof. The entrance features a door with full glaz …

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Eagle Hotel (ca. 1830) at Marion, AL

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

This building, built around 1830, is one of Marion’s earliest hotels.  It is thought to be the place where General Sam Houston stayed when he came to Marion to marry Margaret Lea in 1840.  This building is included in Marion’s Green Street Historical D …

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Edmund Pettus Bridge at Selma, AL

The Edmund Pettus Bridge spans over the Alabama River at downtown Selma, AL. It is a steel through-arch bridge that was designed by Henson K. Stephenson and erected in 1939. The bridge was named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a former Confederate Brigadier …

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Ellis-Waddell House at Gainesville, AL (built ca. 1835-40, listed on the NRHP)

This house is one of the least altered of Gainesville’s early buildings. The building’s vernacular Greek Revival character suggests a construction date of ca. 1835-1840. This house is a contributing property to the Gainesville Historic District that wa …

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Elmcrest at Judson College in Marion, AL (built ca. 1838; recorded in HABS; listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

Elmcrest, built ca. 1838, is the oldest building on the Judson College campus.  In 1851, Judge John Moore purchased this home from Samuel Fowlkes and remodeled it as a wedding gift for his bride, Emily Billingslea.  Judge Moore was a captain in the Con …

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Elodie Todd Dawson Monument in Selma’s Old Live Oak Cemetery

Elodie Todd Dawson (1844-1881) was a staunch Confederate supporter and sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln. Her husband, Col. N.H.R. Dawson (1829-1895), was a Confederate colonel who later was appointed U.S. Commissioner of Education. He was also a member …

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Emory School at Cedarville, AL in Hale County (ca. 1915; a historic Rosenwald School)

Emory School, also known as the Tunstall School, is a historic Rosenwald School building located in rural Hale County, AL about midway between Greensboro and Gallion. It was built ca. 1915 under the Julius Rosenwald School Building Fund program to serv …

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Evergreen Baptist Church at Evergreen, AL (built 1908)

The Evergreen Baptist Church was organized March 15, 1845. The sanctuary of the present church was constructed in a Tudor Revival style and dedicated February 2, 1908. The Education Building was completed in 1950, Groom Hall was dedicated in 1968 and t …

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Evergreen Depot at Evergreen, AL (built 1907; listed on the NRHP)

The historic Evergreen Depot located on the old L & N Railroad line in downtown Evergreen was constructed in 1907 and ready for occupancy by March of 1908. The depot was described as an ornament to the town, and pride for everyone, the best and mos …

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Ezell’s Fish Camp located on the Tombigbee River at Lavaca, AL (a legendary restaurant that evolved from a dogtrot)

Antebellum | Lavaca in Choctaw County  

For many customers, Ezell’s Fish Camp is much more than a restaurant. It is a cultural institution, representing a way of life very much connected to the community’s river heritage and to family tradition. This well-known landmark, on the Tombigbee Riv …

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F. Metts Store at Monroeville, AL (built c. 1873, listed on the NRHP)

| Monroeville in Monroe County  

This is the oldest contributing property included on the Monroeville Downtown Historic District that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This building was built in Monroeville circa 1873 as the F. Metts Store. Around 1909, it w …

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Fairhope at Uniontown, AL (antebellum – built late 1850s, listed on the NRHP & Alabama Register)

Fairhope is a historic 2 ½-story Gothic Revival style plantation home that was built for Joseph Selden and his wife, Elizabeth Minge Selden, as the centerpiece of a one thousand acre estate. The house was built by Theophilus Gilliam Fowler, a local bui …

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Fairoaks Square located in the Old Town Historic District at Selma, AL

Once a gracious turn-of-the-century neighborhood, many of the homes here were close to condemnation when purchased by Circle “S” Industries, Inc. in 1980. In all, 12 Victorian cottages were renovated in the area. Built between 1870 & 1920, the vari …

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Falkenberry Log Cabin at Peterman, AL (built 1840s; destroyed by fire Oct 2013)

Antebellum, Lost | Peterman in Monroe County  

UPDATE: This Falkenberry log cabin was destroyed by fire during October 2013. The cabin has been replaced by the 1880s Stanton dogtrot cabin ( https://www.ruralswalabama.org/towns/peterman/). This log cabin was built by Deason Falkenberry during the 18 …

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Fambro-Arthur House at Old Cahawba Park in Dallas County, AL (built ca. 1841)

The Fambro-Arthur house gets its name from two of its owners. One was a judge, and the other was a former slave. Judge W. W. Fambro built this house in the early 1840s. He may have constructed the house using two older structures. D. EzeKiel Arthur was …

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Faunsdale Presbyterian Church at Faunsdale, AL (built in 1887)

This Gothic Revival styled church was built in 1887 and dedicated in May of that year by Dr. J. L. Otts of Greensboro, Alabama. A fellowship hall was added in 1988. This church is located beside Highway 25 in Faunsdale, AL (GPS coordinates 32.455831, – …

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Federal Building at Selma, AL (completed 1909; listed on the NRHP)

| Selma in Dallas County  

The Federal Building, originally the U.S. Post Office, was completed in 1909 from plans by James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the Treasury 1897-1912. In front of the building is a free-standing memorial arch which was erected at the time of th …

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First Baptist Church on M. L. K. Street at Selma, AL (built c. 1894: listed on the NRHP)

This Gothic Revival-style church building was constructed in 1894 by a local black architect, Dave Benjamin West. This church, along with its nearby neighbor, Brown Chapel AME Church, played pivotal roles in the Selma marches that helped lead to the pa …

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First Colored Missionary Baptist Church at Uniontown, AL (built 1907, listed on the NRHP.)

According to the August 5, 1866 minutes of the Uniontown Baptist Church, the Colored portion of the church requested that their White Brothers grant letters of dismissal to them and assist them with forming a separate and independent church.  The reque …

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First Congregational Church of Marion (built 1871; listed on the NRHP)

This church congregation was established in 1869 at the Lincoln School by freed slaves and representatives of the American Missionary Association. The church building was completed in 1871. It is the oldest and most unaltered of the churches built by A …

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FIRST DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE Historical Marker at Jackson, AL

In 1891, nine agricultural schools, one in each congressional district, were authorized by the Alabama Legislature. One of the schools was located at Jackson on College Avenue at the location of the present day Jackson Middle School and Alabama Souther …

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First Oil Well in Alabama at Gilbertown, AL (oil struck in 1944)

On January 2, 1944, the State of Alabama granted Hunt Oil Company a permit to drill the A. R. Jackson Well No. 1 at Gilbertown, AL.  Hunt Oil Company was owned by the famous oil man, H. L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas.  The drilling commenced on January 10, 1 …

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First Presbyterian Church at Camden, AL (built mid-1880s, recorded in HABS)

This church congregation was organized in 1845.  The original church building was erected in 1856.  It burned on September 17, 1869 and the present building was constructed in the mid-1880s.  It features an open shingle covered belfry with “stick-style …

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First Presbyterian Church at Demopolis, AL (established 1839; built first church building in 1843 – Rooster Hall on the Public Square; built present church in 1869)

The First Presbyterian Church in Demopolis was organized by the Tuscaloosa Presbytery on November 1, 1839 with nine members. The congregation erected a brick church building on the northeast corner of the Demopolis Public Square in 1843. This building …

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First Presbyterian Church at Eutaw, AL (completed 1851, recorded in HABS, listed on the NRHP)

This Presbyterian Church was established as a congregation in 1824, worshipping in a smaller church in old Mesopotamia, one mile to the northwest of Eutaw. In 1847 the congregation purchased the old carriage shop of Edwin Reese at Main and Wilson and s …

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First Presbyterian Church at Selma, AL (built 1893-1894, listed on the NRHP)

Organized in 1838, the Presbyterian congregation built the present church in 1893-1894. This is their third church building and the second on this site. It is a two-story, Romanesque Revival-style structure with a soaring tower on its east corner. The …

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First Presbyterian Church at Uniontown, AL (built 1914, listed on the NRHP)

The Presbyterian Church was organized in 1848 at the home of Col. J. H. Davidson, The Slopes Plantation, which was located south of Uniontown. The congregation named their church Hopewell. They continued to meet at The Slopes. In 1853, the Hopewell Chu …

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First United Methodist Church at Demopolis, AL (built 1895-1897)

The exact date of the founding of the Demopolis Methodist Church is not known.  However, the circuit riders of the Marengo Circuit (1826-1840) were active in the area, often preaching in the old log assembly building that stood then in the Public Squar …

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First United Methodist Church at Evergreen, AL (built 1906, listed on the NRHP)

Records indicate that a Conecuh County Circuit first appeared in the Methodist Conference in 1821.  The early church was called “Thick Woods” and was located about one mile west of Evergreen.  This church burned around 1830.  The present building was c …

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First United Methodist Church at St. Stephens, AL (built ca. 1857; listed on the ARLH)

The first mention of an organized Methodist Church in St. Stephens was 1856 and this church was constructed in 1857.  Land for the church was given by Levin Jefferson Wilson and his wife Elizabeth.  A $500 contract for the church building was awarded t …

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Ford House at Pushmataha, AL (built ca. 1850, listed on the Alabama Register.)

This two story house was built circa 1850 using hand-hewn 12-inch boards put together with pegs. The house was moved back about 30 feet from the highway in 1994 and remodeled by Marilyn Felts. During remodeling, modern conveniences were added to the ho …

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Former Gas Station on Old Hwy 5 at Thomasville, AL (built ca. 1920, listed on the NRHP)

| Thomasville in Clarke County  

This building was built around 1920 as a gas station. Since its construction, it has served several purposes including being used as a laundromat. This building is a contributing property to the Thomasville Historic District that was added to the Natio …

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FORT CLAIBORNE Historical Marker near Perdue Hill, AL

This marker is located about 2 miles west of Perdue Hill in Monroe County on the south side of U.S. Highway 84 near the intersection of Lena Landegger Highway/Grain Elevator Road (GPS coordinates 31.541358, -87.512957). It’s on the east side of the Ala …

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Foscue Creek Park at Demopolis, AL (a beautiful park managed by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers)

Foscue Creek Park is located at Demopolis, AL on the forested lake shore of Demopolis Lake, the largest lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway. This beautiful park is managed by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers. The facility has both a day-use ar …

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Foscue House at Demopolis, AL (built 1840; listed on the NRHP; building now serves as a restaurant)

This house was built in 1840 for Augustus Foscue, a North Carolina native who owned more than 3,000 acres and 137 slaves in Marengo County by 1850. The original construction date is worked into orange-hued brick on south side chimney. The brown-hued br …

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Foster House at Butler, AL (ca. 1851)

This house was built about 1851 by Dr. John T. Foster who was practicing medicine at Mt. Sterling. It is located in Butler on Young Street approximately 150 yards south of the intersection of Young Street and Riderwood Drive (GPS coordinates 32.085240, …

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Fruitdale Union Chapel Church at Fruitdale, AL (completed 1904)

In the fall of 1902, two men and three ladies filed a declaration to form the Fruitdale Union Chapel Association.  Property for the church was purchased from the Fruitdale Land Company.  Ladies of the community sponsored many projects to raise money fo …

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FULTON, ALABAMA Historical Marker

This historical marker is located on Main Street Circle in front of the gazebo that’s across the street from Fulton Town Hall (GPS coordinates 31.788716, -87.728097). This marker was erected in October 2010 by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Tow …

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Furman Methodist Church at Furman, AL (completed 1882; listed on the NRHP)

The original church building was constructed in 1857 on the present site of land. The current building was finished in 1882. It has six box columns and an unusual octagonal bell tower capped by a lightning rod. This church is a contributing property to …

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FURMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT Historical Marker at Furman, AL

Furman, AL is a small community located is eastern Wilcox County. On May 13, 1999, the “Furman Historic District” was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Shown is the “Furman National Historic District” historical marker that was …

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Gaines Ridge at Camden, AL (built late 1820s; building is now home of Gaines Ridge Dinner Club)

It’s believed that this dwelling was built in the late 1820s. The house’s modified I-frame architecture, the absence of a center hallway, and federal style interior, indicate that it predates the Greek Revival style of building that was popular in the …

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Gainestown United Methodist Church at Gainestown, AL

This church was founded in 1819 by Rev. Joshua Wilson. In 1854, a two-story building was built on this site.  The lower floor was a church and the upper floor served as a Masonic lodge. This building was damaged by a tornado in 1911. It was rebuilt imm …

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Gainesville Methodist Church at Gainesville, AL (built 1872, listed on the NRHP)

During the 1860 – 1880 period, Edward N. Kring (1836-1910) emerged as the leading carpenter and builder of Gainesville. He built several businesses and homes in the area. He also built the church that’s shown for Gainesville Methodists in 1872, and the …

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Gainesville Presbyterian Church at Gainesville, AL (built ca. 1838, listed on the NRHP)

This is Gainesville’s oldest church. The congregation was organized in April of 1837 through the joint efforts of a small group of Southern-born Presbyterians and New England Congregationalists, including the family of Col. Moses Lewis who established …

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Gaineswood at Demopolis, AL (constructed 1843-1861; recorded in HABS; listed on the NRHP)

Constructed over an 18 year period (1843-1861), Gaineswood evolved from a two-room “dogtrot” cabin into a Greek Revival style mansion.  General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, the builder, was his own architect, though he had no formal training.  The labor was …

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Gastonburg Presbyterian Church at Gastonburg, AL (ca. 1890)

The Presbyterians originally built in the area a hewn-log house for a church.  It was replaced with a frame building in 1830. The present Greek Revival style Presbyterian Church was built around 1890 by the Gaston family. A Gaston descendant, Jim Watso …

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Gates-Field Home at Camden, AL (mail-order house from Sears)

| Camden in Wilcox County  

This is one of several “Sears, Roebuck & Co.” homes that were shipped by railroad to Wilcox County in the early 1900’s. They came as modular sections and local carpenters constructed them from the “kit”. This home is located on Broad Street near th …

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Gayle-Tunstall House at Greensboro, AL (built 1828-1829, listed on the NRHP)

There may be no home in the Black Belt with more history attached to it than this one. It was built in 1828 – 1829 by John Gayle, a South Carolina native. Prior to moving to Greensboro, Gayle lived in Monroeville, Al where he served in the territorial …

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Gee’s Bend Ferry (old cable ferry shut down during the Civil Rights Movement; ferry service resumed in 2006)

| Gee's Bend in Wilcox County  

During the Civil Rights Movement, black residents of Gee’s Bend began taking the ferry to the county seat at Camden to try to register to vote. Local authorities reacted by eliminating ferry service. The shutdown of the 15-minute ferry ride forced the …

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Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument at Gainesville, AL

At the site of this monument, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his troops were paroled by Gen. Canby thus being the last troops east of the Mississippi to do so. The date was May 15, 1865.  The Ellis home stood on this site. When it burned years later, …

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Gen. William J. Hardee Grave in Selma’s Old Live Oak Cemetery

William J. Hardee (1815 – 1873) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1838. He served in Florida during the Second Seminole War and was a veteran of the Mexican War. Hardee published Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics for the Exercise …

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Gene & Ellen’s Drive-In at Grove Hill, AL

| Grove Hill in Clarke County  

Shown is Gene & Ellen’s Drive-In which is located in the middle of downtown Grove Hill. You walk up to the window, tell the folks what you want and then go back and sit in your truck. When it’s done, they wave at you, you pay and go on your way. Ev …

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George O. Baker House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1854, listed on the NRHP, site of numerous reports of paranormal activity)

This house was built circa 1854 by Selma businessman George O. Baker. The Neo-Classic architecture features a front porch with pillars and a small cupola that was saved after a fire destroyed the second floor. Lincrusta, a wall covering made to simulat …

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Giles-Richie House at Cuba, AL (ca. 1880)

Historic Home | Cuba in Sumter County  

This small cottage was built circa 1880 as a servant’s house. It is located on the south side of Third Avenue approximately 100 yards east of the intersection of Third Avenue and 2nd Street (GPS coordinates 32.428303, -88.374070). This is a private res …

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Glover Mausoleum at Demopolis, AL (built 1841-1845, recorded in HABS & listed on the NRHP, contains 30 burial vaults)

The Greek Revival mausoleum was built between 1841 and 1845 on a chalk bluff overlooking the Tombigbee River, southwest of Demopolis. It was built by Mary Anne Glover, second wife of Allen Glover. Allen Glover died in 1840 and was initially buried else …

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Goree-Shivers House at Marion, AL (built ca. 1831, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Marion in Perry County  

This house was built by Edwin D. King as a wedding present for his daughter Sarah when she married John Goree in May 1831. At that time it had four rooms and a big hall downstairs and two rooms upstairs on the front. There were two staircases, one in t …

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Governor’s House at Marion, AL (built 1830s, listed in the NRHP)

This house, built in the 1830’s, was the home of Alabama’s First Civil War Governor, Andrew Barry Moore.  It is located on the north side of Green Street approximately 0.6 mile west of the Perry County Courthouse (GPS coordinates 32.635025, -87.328845) …

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Grace Hall at Selma, AL (built ca. 1857, listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Selma in Dallas County  

This Italianate-style house was built circa 1857. In 1865, Wilson’s Raiders spared the house out of respect for Selma’s Mayor M. J. Williams. For many years, it was a prominent bread and breakfast where former first lady Lady Bird Johnson stayed on sev …

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Grave of John A Bell in the “New” Cemetery at Old Cahawba

Shown are pictures of the grave of John A Bell that’s located in the “New” Cemetery at the Old Cahawba Park in Dallas County. On May 23rd, 1856, there was a shootout on the main street in Cahawba, with J. R. Bell and his two sons against Will E. Bird, …

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Gravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill at Rockville, AL

Jeremiah Austill is known as the Paul Revere of Clarke County. As a teenager, he volunteered to make a dangerous night ride to Mt. Vernon following the Creek War attack on Ft. Sinquefield. He was also a hero of the famed Canoe Fight on the Alabama Rive …

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Greene County Courthouse at Eutaw, AL (constructed ca. 1839 and rebuilt 1868-69, recorded in HABS and listed on the NRHP)

Soon after the town of Eutaw was surveyed in 1838 and laid out as the newly established seat of Greene County, John V. Crossland began construction of a two-story courthouse which was completed in 1839. This courthouse was burned in 1868 to destroy ind …

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Greensboro Hotel Building at Greensboro, AL (built early 1830s, listed on the NRHP)

| Greensboro in Hale County  

Once an elegant downtown hotel, the Greensboro Hotel remains a local landmark. Impressive brickwork is its most significant feature. Brick-arched doors and windows stand out prominently. The hotel began as a two-story building with “Flemish bond” brick …

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Greensboro Opera House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1903, listed on the NRHP)

| Greensboro in Hale County  

The Greensboro Opera House was built in 1903 on the site of an earlier opera house. The original, built in the 1890′s, had burned the preceding year. Although it was grand in design for a small town like Greensboro, the Greensboro Opera House was typic …

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Greensboro Presbyterian Church at Greensboro, AL (built 1859; listed on the NRHP)

Presbyterians were among the earliest settlers of Greensboro, AL. In 1823, the first Presbyterian church was organized in Greensboro by Rev. James Hillhouse of South Carolina with Patrick Norris and William Hillhouse, veterans of the American Revolutio …

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GROVE HILL, ALABAMA Historical Marker

This historical marker is inside the Laurie Carleton Park that’s located at downtown Grove Hill in front of the Clarke County Courthouse (GPS coordinates 31.709395, -87.777861). It was erected in April 2010 by the Alabama Tourism Department and the tow …

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Haines Island Park on the Alabama River in west Monroe County, AL

Haines Island Park is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Whether you’re inclined to drive, hike, canoe or kayak, Haines Island offers a fantastic opportunity to observe nature in a natural setting. Birding can be spectacular. The park is a …

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Hale County Animal Shelter at Greensboro, AL (designed & built by Rural Studio Students)

Hale County had a legal obligation to provide an animal shelter for the county but had no resources to build it.  In 2005, Hale County representatives approached Auburn’s Rural Studio and requested that they design and build this shelter. Four Rural St …

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Hale County Courthouse at Greensboro, AL

Hale County was created in 1867 with most of it being taken from Greene County.  Greensboro was selected as the county seat.  Greensboro citizens had promised to provide a courthouse and jail free of charge if selected.  To fulfill this commitment, Gre …

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Hale County Library at Greensboro, AL (ca. 1870s, formerly Governor Thomas Seay’s Law Office)

| Greensboro in Hale County  

This building is located on Main Street at downtown Greenboro near the courthouse. It dates back to the 1870s and served in the late 1800s as a law office for former Alabama governor, Thomas Seay. Alfred M. Tunstall who represented Hale County in the l …

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Happel-Stickney Home at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1845)

Antebellum | Greensboro in Hale County  

This beautiful house was built around 1845 by a prosperous Greensboro merchant tailor named Philip Happel.  This two-story home has both upper and lower verandas running the whole width of the house.  It has four large, square columns running to the ro …

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Hardy-Tate House at Cuba, AL (ca. 1900)

Historic Home | Cuba in Sumter County  

This is a Country Vernacular style home with Greek Revival influences. It was built circa 1900. This house is featured site #33 in the Sumter County, Alabama Historical Points of Interest visitors brochure. It is located on the south side of Third Aven …

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HARRY THE SLAVE Memorial at the Marion City Cemetery in Marion, AL

Around midnight on October 15, 1854, the four-story brick Howard College building (then located near the Siloam Baptist Church in Marion) caught fire. Housed in the building were 140 or more students and facility. The fire begun in the basement under t …

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HARVESTING Mural at Monroeville, Alabama Post Office

Inside the Monroeville, AL Post Office is a New Deal mural titled, “Harvesting”.  This oil-on-canvas painting shows a farmer using a three-mule team to pull a threshing machine across a wheat field.  The artist that painted the mural is Arthur L. Bairn …

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Harvey House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1848, listed on the NRHP)

The Harvey house, also referred to as Seven Pines, was built circa 1848 by Col J. G. Harvey, long-time editor of the Alabama Beacon. This house has a simple design, with a gable-roofed front porch and four square, Doric-detailed columns. There is a cen …

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Hawthorne House at Pine Apple, AL (built ca. 1854; recorded in HABS; listed on the NRHP & ARLH)

The Hawthorne House, also known as the Col. J. R. Hawthorne House, is a historic plantation house located in east Wilcox County in the community of Pine Apple. The two-story wood-frame house was built circa 1854 for Joseph Richard Hawthorne by Ezra Plu …

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Healing Springs located near Millry, AL (site of overflowing springs that contain water that cures all ailments)

| Millry in Washington County  

Healing Springs was a thriving resort in the early 1900s. Located at this site were 33 overflowing springs and the water from these springs was supposed to have “healing” powers. People from far away came by train and other means seeking cures to all t …

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Hearin-Armistead House at Grove Hill, AL (built ca. 1843, listed on the NRHP)

This 1 1/2 story, 5 bay wide, Greek Revival house has a recessed, front porch and a side gable roof with returns. The full width porch has six square wood columns and a balustrade. The single-leaf entrance is surrounded by sidelights and transom and pi …

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Hearin-Bush-Matthews House at Gosport, AL in Clarke County (built early 1850s)

The land on which this house is located was patented by the U. S. government to schools along with all of the 16th sections in the State. On January 4, 1840, this property was conveyed to Robert Collins Hearin, Sr and his wife, Nancy Mayfield Hearin, w …

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HEART OF CLARKE Wall Mural at Grove Hill, AL

| Grove Hill in Clarke County  

The “Heart of Clarke” wall mural is located beside the mini-park at the Courthouse Square in Grove Hill, AL. It was painted by local artists, Johnna Bush and Sharon Dozier. In 2007, The Grove Hill Arts Council approached Johnna Bush about painting the …

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Heiberger Methodist Church at Heiberger, AL (completed ca. 1906)

This church is located just east of Highway 5 about midway between Marion and Brent. The church is on a hill overlooking Coone’s Landing Bridge on the Cahaba River. Drivers traveling by on Highway 5 have a beautiful view of the church grounds but what …

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Heiberger Post Office at Heiberger, AL (building built ca. 1895, Post Office operated 1904-1959)

This building was built circa 1895 approximately one-half mile south of its current location and served the community as a general merchandise store owned by William Fletcher Moore. The building was moved to its present location in 1904. Also during 19 …

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Henderson House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1855; listed on the NRHP)

This Greek revival mansion was built c. 1855 for William B. King and named “Fairoaks” for the many trees found about the place. King was the nephew of Vice President William Rufus King. Ann B. Wilson, a half-sister of the builder, inherited the house i …

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Hendrick‐Green House at Butler, AL (began as a “dog trot”, probably the oldest dwelling in Butler)

This house, now called the Green House, is probably the oldest dwelling in Butler. It was originally a 2-room “dog trot” cabin, possibly built by Jim Kendrick around 1840. The house is now used as the Girl Scout Headquarters for Butler, AL. It is locat …

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Henry House at Marion, AL (built late 1840s or 1850s; recorded in HABS & listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

The Henry House, also known as the Lowry-Ford-Henry House, is a historic antebellum plantation house in Marion. This is just one of about 90 antebellum structures in the Marion area. It is thought that the house was built during the late 1840s or 1850s …

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Hildreth-Compton-Simmons House at Jefferson, AL (c. 1848)

Dr. James A. Hildreth, son of the Revolutionary War Veteran, Reuben Hildreth, built this home. He bought the property where this home is located on May 28, 1845. The house was built by the master carpenter, Rafe Chase, well before the Civil War. A date …

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HISTORY OF LINDEN, ALABAMA Historical Marker at Linden, AL

This historical marker in a small park at downtown Linden. The marker was erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Linden in 2010. Below is the text on the marker: ——— Side 1: HISTORY OF LINDEN, ALABAMA: The Alabama Territorial L …

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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF THOMASTON Historical Marker

This historical marker is located beside Highway 28 at Thomaston’s Town Pond. It was erected April 2010 by The Alabama Tourism Department and the town of Thomaston. Below is the inscription on the marker: —— HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF THOMASTON About 1 …

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Hobson Bethel Methodist Church at Newbern, AL (built 1884)

  The Newbern Methodist congregation selected the present site and completed this church in the fall of 1884.  (Prior to this time, they held their services in the Presbyterian Church.)  The lumber used in the construction of the church building i …

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church at Uniontown, AL (built 1900, listed on the NRHP)

In 1844, Episcopalians in Uniontown and Marengo County united to form Union Parish. The parish was admitted to the Diocese of Alabama on May 2, 1845. After the donation of this site in 1847, ladies of the congregation diligently worked to raise suffici …

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Horn-Jones-Sadler Law Office at Camden, AL (built ca. 1846; recorded in HABS and listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Camden in Wilcox County  

The Horn-Jones-Sadler law office was built around 1846.  It is a one-story, shotgun structure with a gabled end portico.  The building contains Victorian alterations which include Eastlake colonnettes and segmental–arched door and windows.  During the …

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Howard-Goodloe-Bolton House at Gainesville, AL (ca. 1840-1850, listed on the NRHP)

This is a Greek Revival style house with Victorian additions.  It was probably built in the 1840-1850 time period. The original owner of the house is not known. This house is similar in form and arrangement to the Fall House located next door. However, …

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Huntington-Locke House at Marion, AL (built ca. 1834, listed on the NRHP)

The Huntington-Locke House, built circa 1834, was originally the home of the noted silversmiths Roswell and William Huntington from North Carolina. The Huntingtons were gifted artisans. They enthusiastically bought and sold property and are credited wi …

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Hybart-Hendrix Home at Monroeville, AL (built between 1906 & 1920)

This Queen Ann style home was built between 1906 and 1920 by a contractor from Brewton, AL who built several homes in Monroeville during this time period, most having the characteristic turret on the front. The home was built by local attorney Charlie …

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Indian Baths at Old St. Stephens Historical Park in Washington County, AL.

The origin of these man-made pits is uncertain. Some say the Choctaw carved them out. Some say it was the Spanish. The “Indian Baths” are included in Alabama’s Tapestry of Historic Places 1978 published by the Alabama Historical Commission. GPS coordin …

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Indian Springs Baptist Church located in north Monroe County, AL (built ca. 1825; listed on the Alabama Register)

The Indian Springs Baptist Church is located in north Monroe County near the McWillams community.  An “Indian Springs Baptist Church” historic marker is located beside Highway 21 approximately 2.5 miles south of McWilliams (marker GPS coordinates: 31.7 …

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Isaac Creek Park & Campground (located in west Monroe County on the Alabama River at the Claiborne Lock & Dam)

This beautiful park is maintained by the US Army Corp of Engineers.  It has the setting to accommodate most types of outdoor activities – camping, picnicking, bird watching, bike riding, hiking, fishing and more. The park features an array of campsites …

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Isaac Nettles “Death Masks” Headstones near Carlton, AL

Located near the southern tip of Clarke County just west of Carlton, AL is the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Cemetery. In the cemetery, there are three graves that have very unusual markings. The headstones on these graves contain “death masks”. These he …

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J. S. Nored House at Thomasville, AL (built c. 1905; listed on NRHP)

This home is a contributing property to the Thomasville Historic District that was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on February 12, 1999. It is a 1 ½ story Queen Anne, L-cottage home with a side gable roof. Mr. J. S. Nored purch …

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J. W. Jones Home at Frisco City, AL (built 1889)

| Frisco City in Monroe County  

The old J. W. Jones home is located in the Frisco City Town Park along with the old Jones Mill Post Office, the first Jones Mill one-room jail and an old Frisco Railway caboose.  Prior to being named Frisco City, the town was known as Jones Mill in hon …

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Jack-James House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1900, listed on the NRHP)

This two-story Queen Anne style house was built circa 1900. Features of the house include a hip roof with gables, front facing gable with one story bay window, double tier gable roof portico, wraparound porch with turned posts and bannisters, and decor …

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Jackson Manor at Selma, AL (c. 1890, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This one-and-one-half story, Queen Anne style house was built circa 1890. Features of the house include a hip roof with gables, a corner turret with a conical roof, cutaway bays, and an inset bowed porch with classical columns on wood piers and lathe-t …

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JACKSON PRISONER OF WAR CAMP Historical Marker at Jackson, AL

This historical marker is located on College Avenue at Jackson, AL in front of the Clarke-Mobile Gas District office (GPS coordinates 31.531688,-87.891496). Following is the inscription on the marker: ********** Jackson Prisoner of War Camp ——– ** …

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Jefferson Baptist Church in Marengo County, AL (built ca. 1860; listed on the NRHP)

This church is located in the community of Jefferson in Marengo County. The church was established as Mt. Pleasant Baptist in 1820 and is among the oldest in the Demopolis area. The present church building was built around 1860. Buried in the church’s …

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Jefferson Methodist Church at Jefferson, AL (built ca. 1856; listed on the NRHP.)

This is a Greek Revival, one-story church with a pedimented end-gable that has a recessed portico with columns set in antis and a square bell tower. It was dedicated on the first Sunday in June, 1856 by the Reverend Phillip Phillips Neely, minister fro …

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Jim Folsom Bridge at Coffeeville, AL

This is a steel through arch style bridge that’s across the Tombigbee River on US 84 at Coffeeville. The bridge was completed in 1958 and is named for former Alabama Gov. Jim Folsom Sr. Photographs courtesy of RuralSWAlabama.

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Jimmie Lee Jackson Grave near Marion, AL

On February 18, 1965, the 26 year old Marion native, Jimmie Lee Jackson, was shot by an Alabama State Trooper while participating in a civil rights march in Marion. He later died as a result of infection caused by the gun shot.  His death was one of th …

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John A Coate House at Grove Hill, AL (built 1855)

The John A. Coate House is a historic house in Grove Hill, Alabama. The one-story spraddle-roof house was built in 1855.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999.  It was listed due to its architectural significance as …

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John C. Webb Home at Demopolis, AL (built pre-1878; listed on the NRHP)

| Demopolis in Marengo County  

In 1878, John C. Webb purchased this block of land and house, believed to have been built after 1869. An early photograph shows an Italianate style house. Over the years, this home has been remodeled several times. Today, the house is a mixture of Quee …

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John Tyler Morgan House at Selma, AL (built 1859, listed on the NRHP)

This was the home of John Tyler Morgan (1824-1907), one of Alabama’s most honored political and military leaders. Constructed in 1859 by Thomas R. Wetmore, it was purchased by Morgan in 1865, and served for many years as his principal residence. Morgan …

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Johnston-Coleman House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1900, listed on the NRHP)

This two-story Victorian home was built circa 1900. Features of the house include a hip roof with gables, five bay facade with recessed side wing, central double leaf entrance with full transom and sidelights, two story double portico and wrap-around p …

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Johnston-Price House at Marion, AL (built ca 1825, listed on the NRHP)

In 1821, just two years after Alabama became a state, John Johnston purchased land from the Federal Government for a home. Shortly afterward, this framed cottage type house was built of long leaf yellow pine which was growing in the vicinity. The lumbe …

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Jones-Burke-Whittington House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1840 & enlarged ca. 1900, listed on the NRHP)

This house was originally built circa 1840 as a one story Italianate cottage. The second story and Victorian details were added to the house around the early part of the twentieth century. Features of this house include a hip with cross gable roof, fro …

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Jones-Gibler House at Marion, AL (antebellum – built ca. 1835)

Historic Home | Marion in Perry County  

This home was built circa 1835 by Osmond T. Jones. It is believed that the house was designed by the same architect that designed Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis home in Biloxi, MS. Captain John B. Cooke, who served as an infantry officer in General Edmo …

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Jones-Williams House at Marion, AL (built ca 1840, listed on the NRHP)

Robert Tingnal Jones, a graduate of West Point, moved to Perry County in 1838 where he surveyed and constructed the Cahaba and Marion Railroad. He built this house around 1840. The home is built in an “L” with center hall and parlors on each side. The …

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Jubilee at Marion, AL (built ca. 1845, listed on the NRHP)

This dwelling, also referred to as the Ballard-Haynie-Barnes House, is thought to have been built around 1845. It is a two-story, hipped roof structure with a full height gallery with balcony. The house features decorative saw-work columns and railings …

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Judson College at Marion, AL (established 1838, listed on the NRHP)

Judson College was established in 1838 by members of Siloam Baptist Church, and it opened January 7, 1839. Judson is the fifth oldest women’s college in the United States. The college was named for Ann Hasseltine Judson, the first female foreign missio …

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Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum at Thomasville, AL

The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum is located on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. It is dedicated to preserving the works of native author, storyteller, and journalist, Kathryn Tucker Windham. Windham spent much of her li …

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Keith House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1884, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This is one of the few Gothic Revival style homes built in Selma. It was built in 1884 for Chambliss Keith and his wife, Ada Hooper Keith, and has remained in the same family since. In 1964, their son, Alston Keith, moved his law office into the buildi …

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Kelso Cottage at Selma, AL (built ca. 1866, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This Italianate raised cottage was built ca. 1866 for H. A. Stollenwerck, a local businessman and bank owner. He sold the house a year later after the death of his wife. During the early 20th century, the house was remodeled into apartments and rented. …

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Kemp House at Marion, AL (built ca. 1904; listed on the NRHP; childhood home of Hal Kemp)

Historic Home | Marion in Perry County  

This home, also referred to as the Dean’s House, was built around 1904 for T. D. and Leila Rush Kemp. The original house was a one-story frame building with additions made to it later. Mr. Kemp, who was an engineer, established the Marion Light and Pow …

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Kenan’s Mill near Selma, AL (built early 1860s & continuously operated over 100 years)

Kenan’s Mill is a living-history museum. The main feature is Kenan’s grist mill which was built in the early 1860s and continuously owned and operated by the Kenan family for over 100 years. Also located at the mill site is a mill house and early 20th …

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Kenworthy Hall at Marion, AL (built 1858-1860; recorded in HABS; listed on NRHP; declared a NHL in 2004)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

Kenworthy Hall, also known as the Carlisle-Martin House and Carlisle Hall, was designed by New York architect, Richard Upjohn, and is one of the best preserved examples of his distinctive asymmetrical Italian villa style. It is the only surviving resid …

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Kimbell House at Jackson, AL (built ca. 1848)

This was the home of Isham Kimbell, the only family member to survive the Kimbell-James Massacre which occurred in Clarke County near Whatley, AL in 1813 during the Creek Indian War. Kimbell served as a sheriff of Clarke County and later Circuit Court …

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King-Colburn-McMillan Home at Marion, AL (c. 1819)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

This is one of Marion’s oldest homes thought to have been built around 1819.  It is a raised cottage which is rare in the Black Belt, and is most often associated with homes along the Gulf Coast.  General Edward B. King resided in this house prior to t …

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King-Garrett Plantation House at Uriah, AL (built ca. 1860; relocated mid-1960s)

Antebellum | Uriah in Monroe County  

This antebellum mansion was originally located upriver at Packards (Packer’s) Bend. Construction began on the home in the late 1850s by Dr. William (Doc) King, nephew of U.S. Vice President William R. DeVane King. The story goes that the house was neve …

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Kirkwood at Eutaw, AL (built late 1850s; recorded on HABS and listed on the NRHP.)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

Kirkwood is a historic antebellum plantation mansion located in Eutaw. It is a Greek Revival style house with Italianate influences. The house has two primary floors and a large cupola crowning the low-pitched hipped roof. The roof eaves are ornamented …

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Klyce-Bolen House at Jackson, AL (built 1896; listed on the NRHP)

This two-story, Queen Ann-style home was built in 1896 for Dr. Klyce who was the president of the First District Agricultural College which was located across the street. It features a full-width porch on the first floor and a central balcony on the se …

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Koenigstahl House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1900, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This beautiful 2 1/2 story Queen Anne home was built ca. 1900 for Jewish businessman, Levi Koenigstahl. Features of this house include a multi-gable roof with flared eaves of pressed metal shingles, diagonal brickwork on the front chimney, hip roof tur …

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Kress Building at Selma, AL (built c. 1931, listed on the NRHP)

| Selma in Dallas County  

S. H. Kress & Co. was the name of a chain of “five and dime” retail department stores in the United State which operated from 1896 to 1981. The Kress chain was known for the fine architecture of its buildings. A number of former Kress stores are re …

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Kring-Cate-Acton Home at Gainesville, AL (ca. 1865, listed on NRHP)

| Gainesville in Sumter County  

This Vernacular “I” style home, built about 1865, was the home of Edward N. Kring who was Gainesville’s leading late 19th-century builder.  He built both the Methodist Church and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church as well as several homes and businesses. It …

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La Salle Hotel Building at Monroeville, AL (now the Monroe County Public Library)

| Monroeville in Monroe County  

At this location prior to the construction of this building, there was the Commercial Hotel which was a wood-frame building. In 1939, this old building was demolished and replaced with a new brick building. The hotel was sold in 1952 and new management …

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Laird Cottage at Demopolis, AL (built 1870)

The Laird Cottage is a restored 1870 residence with Greek Revival and Italianate style. The building now serves as the headquarters of the Marengo County Historical Society. It has a museum that contains exhibits and works of Geneva Mercer, national an …

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Lamar-Henry House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1893, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This is a 2 ½ story Queen Anne style home with Neo-Classical influences. It was built ca. 1893 by Ernest Lamar, who was responsible for the final construction of the First Baptist Church on Lauderdale. The house features a wraparound porch supported by …

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Lanford-Portis House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1892; listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

This two-story Queen Anne style home was built ca. 1892. Actress Jessica Lange lived here during the filming of the movie “Blue Sky,” for which she won an Academy Award for “Best Actress.” This home is a contributing property to Selma’s “Old Town Histo …

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Lea House at Marion, AL (built pre-1834; listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Marion in Perry County  

This home was built by Henry C. Lea, brother of Margaret Moffet Lea, and it was the site of the marriage of Margaret Lea and General Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas in 1840.  The year that the house was built is not known but it was pri …

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Lee Haven near Bellamy, AL (built ca. 1852; recorded in HABS)

This Greek Revival style home was built circa 1852 for Colonel James Madison Lee, who was born 1820 in Louisa County, Virginia. The house was constructed with hand-hewn timbers. Colonel Lee served in the War with Mexico. He helped to build the Southern …

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Lee Otts Home at Greensboro, AL (originally built ca. 1840 and enlarged in the late 1850s, recorded in HABS and listed on the NRHP)

Originally built as a small, one-story dwelling, the house was later enlarged into the present two-story, Greek Revival structure. A merchant, Robert Shackleford, purchased this property in 1836 and built a small, single-story home that contained only …

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Lee-Bender-Butler House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1850; listed on the NRHP; destroyed by fire 11/14/17)

NOTE: This historic home was destroyed by fire on November 14, 2017. This Greek Revival house was built circa 1850 by Thomas Helm Lee, master builder and owner of early Selma lumber yard. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of Miller Lee of Buckingham Cou …

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Lee-Sturgis House at Marion, AL (built ca. 1898, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Marion in Perry County  

Built about 1898 by Lane Lee, this house is typical of late Victorian cottage style prevalent from 1890 to 1910. Features of the house include a wraparound porch with decorative posts and bannisters. The front room on the north side has a bay window th …

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Lewis-Long House at Gainesville, AL (built ca. 1835; listed on the NRHP)

This was the home of Moses Lewis, founder of Gainesville. Lewis was responsible for laying out the town in 1832. This house was built circa 1835 and it occupies Lot Number 1 on the original plat. It has a large hand-carved wooden staircase and two unde …

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Liddell-Burford House at Camden, AL (built ca. 1853, recorded in HABS)

Antebellum | Camden in Wilcox County  

Arthur Pendleton Bagby, who served two terms as Governor of Alabama (1837 and 1839) and later as a U. S. Senator, moved to Camden in 1853.  He contracted with Henry F. Cook to build a home “befitting a man of position”.  They agreed to a price of $3,75 …

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Lincoln Normal School’s Phillips Memorial Auditorium at Marion, AL

The Lincoln Normal School was a historic African American school in Marion, Alabama. Lincoln Normal was founded in 1867 by freed slaves as a school for African-American children. In 1870, the school expanded to include teacher training and for a time b …

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Lions Park at Greensboro, AL (Rural Studio Projects)

In 2004 the Lions Club, the City of Greensboro, Hale County, the Riding Club and the Greensboro Baseball Association formed a joint committee to manage and care for the future of Lions Park, the largest park in Hale County. They soon approached Auburn …

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Littleberry Pippen House at Eutaw, AL (built early 1840s; listed on the NRHP)

Antebellum | Eutaw in Greene County  

This one-story wood-frame house, built in the early 1840’s, features a Creole Cottage-style architecture with later Greek Revival modifications. It is one of three similar Creole Cottage-style homes in Eutaw. A lower foundation, square piers, and an ab …

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Live Oak Cemetery at Selma (one of only a few cemeteries in the South listed on the NRHP)

THERE IS GLORY IN THE GRAVES, reads the inscription on the Confederate Monument that stands in the center of Selma’s Live Oak Cemetery.  Visitors who stroll through the beautiful cemetery will find glory, humor and sadness in the lives of those whose s …

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Lockett-Martin House at Marion, AL (built early 1840s, listed on the NRHP)

This house was built in the early 1840s as the home of Napoleon Lockett and his wife, Mary. Mrs. Lockett is credited for the creation of the first Confederate flag. She appealed to a friend, Nichola Marshall, a noted artist and instructor employed by t …