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Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Bethune-Kennedy House
 
The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker
 
Inscription. This rare, dual front door, double pen Creole cottage was constructed circa 1840 on the military three-notch road, now Kirkland Street. It is the oldest remaining structure in Abbeville. Earliest known owner was Confederate Colonel William Calvin Bethune, M. D. Last owner-dweller was Mollie Kennedy. To avoid immediate demolition, it was purchased in 1976, placed on the National Register in 1978 and initially restored by the Henry County Historical Society. It is presently owned by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Erected 1986 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 31° 34.032′ N, 85° 15.034′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Kirkland Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the house on Kirkland Street (AL Hwy 27). Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School (about 400 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry, The Mother County (approx. 0.3 miles away); A County Older Than the State (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abbeville Southern Railroad/Pelham House (approx. half a mile away); Rosa Parks Lived Here (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbeville.
 
The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker
 
 
The Bethune-Kennedy House Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
3. The Bethune-Kennedy House
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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