Near Gurley in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Author and Social Leader who was known
in Washington society
as "The Belle of the Fifties"
Whose first husband, Clement Claiborne Clay (1817-1882), was
United States Senator from Alabama (1853-1861)
and Confederate Leader (1861-1865)
and Whose second husband, David Clopton (1820-1892),
was a United States Congressman
from Alabama (1859-1861)
and later Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court of Alabama.
Erected 1958 by Huntsville Historical Society/The Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter, U.D.C.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 34° 41.596′ N, 86° 21.565′ W. Marker is near Gurley, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from John T Reid Parkway/Lee Highway (U.S. 72) ¼ mile east of Walker Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is just before the Jackson/Madison County line when traveling East. It is in the front yard of the house. Marker is in this post office area: Gurley AL 35748, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Gurley (approx. The History of Paint Rock, Alabama / Paint Rock Arrests in 1931 Began 'Scottsboro Boys' Cases (approx. 2.6 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 5 miles away); Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Decatur County (approx. 8 miles away); Shiloh United Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Whitaker Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The home is privately owned. Please ask permission when visiting the site.
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