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Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke

 
 
Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke Marker Side A image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke Marker Side A
Inscription. (Front):
Daniel Pratt Cemetery
Final resting place of early Alabama industrialist Daniel Pratt, 1799-1873, and wife Esther Ticknor Pratt, 1803-1875. He was from New Hampshire and she, Connecticut. Married 1827 at Fortville, Jones County, Georgia.

The former carpenter’s apprentice practiced his craft in Milledgeville, Ga. Where he gained skill in building and design. In 1832 Pratt came to Alabama to build cotton gins. Esther encouraged Pratt to remain in Alabama in order for him to establish a manufacturing complex and the village of Prattville, founded 1839.

In 1847 Pratt was the recipient of the University of Alabama’s first honorary degree. His design strongly influenced the 1851 rebuilding of the State Capitol. Pratt served as a legislator during the Civil War period.

Daniel Pratt Historic District
Listed on National Register 1984. Marker placed by Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority and Autauga County Heritage Association for City of Prattville.
(Continued on other side)

(Back):
George Cooke
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Southern itinerant painter was born in Maryland in 1793; married Maria Heath of Virginia in 1815. His wide range of work included landscapes, portraits, and religious
Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke Marker Side B image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
2. Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke Marker Side B
and historical subjects. Many of his works, including “Interior of St. Peter’s-Rome,” are owned by the University of Georgia.

Cooke studied in Europe, 1826 - 1831, where he met poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a lifelong friend. Cooke’s patron, Daniel Pratt, displayed a collection of his paintings in the art gallery at the Pratt mansion. After Cooke’s 1849 death in New Orleans, he was buried here near the Pratt gallery which had displayed his art as a tribute to his life and work.

Daniel Pratt Historic District
Listed on National Register 1984. Marker placed by Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority and Autauga County Heritage Association for City of Prattville.
 
Erected 1994 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 27.558′ N, 86° 28.723′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker can be reached from Gin Shop Hill Road. Click for map. The marker is located at the Daniel Pratt Cemetery. The Cemetery is at the end of a 300 yard walk on a closed dirt road off Gin Shop Hill Road. The dirt road is located on the left about 50 yards south of where Bridge Street junctions with Gin Shop Hill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Prattville AL 36066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Daniel Pratt Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
3. Daniel Pratt Cemetery and Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pratt Homesite (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heritage Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Autauga County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Plank Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autauga Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilson Pickett, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autauga County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autauga County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prattville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bio of George Cooke from Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Daniel Pratt at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. George Cooke at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Daniel Pratt Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
4. Daniel Pratt Gravesite
Daniel Pratt, was born in Temple, New Hampshire, July 20th, 1799, Died May 13th, 1873. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."
Daniel Pratt Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
5. Daniel Pratt Cemetery
Bust of Daniel Pratt on display in Heritage Park in Prattville image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
6. Bust of Daniel Pratt on display in Heritage Park in Prattville
Daniel Pratt 1799 - 1873 Industrialist Financier Architect Philanthropist Founder of Prattville Erected by Prattville Sesquicentennial Committee 1989
One of the original buildings of the Daniel Pratt Gin Company built by Daniel Pratt circa 1848 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 23, 2010
7. One of the original buildings of the Daniel Pratt Gin Company built by Daniel Pratt circa 1848
This structure is now owned and operated by the Continental Eagle Corporation and still manufacturing cotton gins at this location. This building is believed to be the longest continuously occupied industrial building in the State of Alabama.
Downtown Prattville, The Town That Daniel Pratt Built image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
8. Downtown Prattville, The Town That Daniel Pratt Built
Painting of the interior of St. Peter's in Rome by George Cooke 1847 image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
9. Painting of the interior of St. Peter's in Rome by George Cooke 1847
 
 
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