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Ashville in Saint Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Looney House
Circa 1820
 
John Looney House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
1. John Looney House Marker
 
Inscription. John Looney and son, Henry, served in General Andrew Jackson's volunteer company which built Fort Strother on Coosa River and later fought at Horseshoe Bend in 1814. Looney's family of nine moved from Maury Co. Tenn. to homestead 1817 in St. Clair County. Land patent granted in 1822.
The two story log house with double dog-trot is a rare example of pioneer architecture in Alabama.
Restored by St. Clair Historical Society 1972. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1974.
 
Erected 1978 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 49.266′ N, 86° 11.544′ W. Marker is in Ashville, Alabama, in Saint Clair County. Marker is on Greensport Road (County Route 24), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashville AL 35953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Dean / Inzer House (approx. 3.7 miles away); A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of “Ten Islands” (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fort Strother (approx. 7.9 miles away); Janney Furnace (approx. 10.1 miles away); Harkey’s Chapel United Methodist Church Founded Circa 1829-1830 (approx. 11.5 miles away); Refuge Cemetery (approx. 12.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ashville.
 
John Looney House and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
2. John Looney House and Marker
 
 
John Looney House Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
3. John Looney House
 
 
Dog-trot of the John Looney House Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
4. Dog-trot of the John Looney House
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 4,758 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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