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Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Heritage Park

 
 
Heritage Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Heritage Park Marker
Inscription. Located within Daniel Pratt Historic District, this park overlooks Autauga Creek and the manufacturing complex around which this New England style village developed. Daniel Pratt founded Prattville in 1839, and patterned the town after those of his native New Hampshire. Pratt chose this site to manufacture cotton gins because of the abundant water power. The many artesian wells gave Prattville the name, "The Fountain City." Some of the buildings in view here have been used continuously since circa 1850. The Historic District is listed in the National Register, 1984.
 
Erected 1994 by Cahaba Trace Commission and Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority for the City of Prattville.
 
Location. 32° 27.613′ N, 86° 28.542′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is at the intersection of South Court Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Court Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prattville AL 36066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Autauga County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Autauga Creek (about 800 feet away); Old Plank Road
Heritage Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 23, 2010
2. Heritage Park Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mulbry Grove Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson Pickett, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama / Original Members (approx. 0.2 miles away); Autauga County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prattville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceLandmarksSettlements & Settlers
 
Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 23, 2010
3. Heritage Park
Autauga Creek and the Cotton Gin Manufacturing buildings built by Daniel Pratt image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
4. Autauga Creek and the Cotton Gin Manufacturing buildings built by Daniel Pratt
Artesian Well located in Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
5. Artesian Well located in Heritage Park
Water flowing from this drinking fountain is from an artesian well. Prattville has been called "The Fountain City" because of its artesian wells.
Bust of Daniel Pratt located in Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
6. Bust of Daniel Pratt located in Heritage Park
Daniel Pratt 1799 - 1873, Industrialist, Financier, Architect, Philanthropist, Founder of Prattville. Erected by Prattville Sesquicentennial Committee 1989
The Prattville Mercantile and Autauga Banking & Trust Building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 23, 2010
7. The Prattville Mercantile and Autauga Banking & Trust Building
This Building was built in 1855 by Daniel Pratt. The back upstairs room served as his personal office and bank. "Autauga Banking and Trust." Downstairs was his company store "Prattville Mercantile." In the late 1940's downstairs was remodeled and changed into "V.J. Elmore's Five * Dime Store." In the 1980's it was a rec room for local teens called "Steve's Disco."
Looking down Main Street toward the Continental Eagle Corporation Cotton Gin Manufacturing Complex image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
8. Looking down Main Street toward the Continental Eagle Corporation Cotton Gin Manufacturing Complex
This structure was built in 1848 by Daniel Pratt for his Daniel Pratt Gin Company. Continental Eagle Corporation acquired Daniel Pratt's company in 1899 and still manufacturers cotton gins at this location. This building is believed to be the longest continuously occupied industrial building in the State of Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,934 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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