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Near Capshaw in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nicholas Davis

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, March 27, 2010
1. Nicholas Davis Marker
Inscription. Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia, married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. Was a Captain in the WAR OF 1812 and became a political and personal ally of Henry Clay.

He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired country gentleman.

He was a framer of Alabama's first constitution, was twice a candidate for Governor on the Whig ticket, and served as President of the Alabama Senate for 5 terms.

He died on September 29, 1856 and is buried here at his beloved "WALNUT GROVE".
 
Erected 2002 by the Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council.
 
Location. 34° 48.156′ N, 86° 48.268′ W. Marker is near Capshaw, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Nick Davis Road (County Road 44) half a mile west of Sanderson Road (County Road 127), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is due south, and within sight, of the Limestone County prison. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29078 Nick Davis Rd., Capshaw AL 35742, United States of America.
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, March 27, 2010
2. Nicholas Davis Marker
Marker as seen traveling West on Nick Davis Rd.
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Limestone County Tornado Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ford's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); White Hall (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 6 miles away); Cotton Hill (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lee Mansion (approx. 7.5 miles away); James Henry Bibb (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pension Row (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernmentNotable PersonsPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Nicholas Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 27, 2010
3. Nicholas Davis Marker
Marker as seen traveling East on Nick Davis Rd.
Nicholas Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
4. Nicholas Davis Marker
Marker and gravesite after the 27 Apr 11 tornado that hit this area. The trees that fell all around the area have been cleared away. I'm very surprised the grave and marker were not damaged by the storm.
Nicholas Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 4, 2012
5. Nicholas Davis Marker
The site has been cleaned up since the April 2011 tornado.
Nicholas Davis Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 27, 2010
6. Nicholas Davis Burial Site
Nicholas Davis Burial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 27, 2010
7. Nicholas Davis Burial Marker
In memory of NICHOLAS DAVIS, Born in Hanover County Va. April 23, A.D. 1781, Died Sept. 29, 1856. This monument is erected by their Children.
Martha Davis Burial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 27, 2010
8. Martha Davis Burial Marker
In memory of MARTHA, wife of Nicholas Davis, Born in Caroline County Va. Sept. 7, A.D. 1791, Died March 18.1853.
 
 
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