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Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Schaudies - Banks Cottage

 
 
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By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
1. Schaudies - Banks Cottage Marker
Inscription. During the 1870s, Samuel Schaudies and Abbie Robinson Schaudies moved to this site from Huntsville and purchased this five-room cottage in 1881 for $800.00. The deed lists this site as part of Lot 84, “Old Town” Decatur. In 1875, their daughter, Tulie Ophelia, was born and, in 1898, she married H. J. Banks in the parlor. He was a descendant of a pioneer Decatur family, notary public, businessman, and son of a city alderman. Their daughter, Athelyne Celest, was born and lived in this cottage for ninety-eight years. She was a tireless church worker, educator, and philanthropist. An academy, city park, and elementary school were named in her honor.
 
Erected 2006 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 36.971′ N, 86° 59.094′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is on Sycamore Street Northwest north of Wilson Street Northeast (U.S. 72), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “a place of importance” - Union Leadership at Decatur (within shouting distance of this marker); Burleson House (circa 1836)
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By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
2. Schaudies - Banks Cottage Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dancy-Polk House (circa 1829) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Bridges Across The Tennessee River (about 600 feet away); First Railroad (about 800 feet away); Confederate Leadership at Decatur - McCartney Hotel Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old State Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Decatur and The Civil War in North Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Decatur.
 
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By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
3. Schaudies - Banks Cottage
 
 
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