Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Despite this trend, returning Confederate veteran Samuel McCurdy Kirkpatrick and his wife Sarah purchased a large brick house and outlying structures here on the northern edge of town. They acquired many of the vacated town lots and consolidated them into a large farm. For nearly seventy years, three generations of Kirkpatricks managed a model farm here called "Kirk-View."
The Kirkpatrick home burned in 1935. The structure you see today was one of two located behind the house and was originally constructed as slave quarters.
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 19.434′ N, 87° 5.892′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Oak Street (County Road 155), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Duke of Cahaba (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Brick Store (approx. 0.3 miles Crocheron's Row (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crocheron Columns (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cahaba Drug Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saltmarsh Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dallas County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alabama's First Statehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cahaba.
More about this marker. Located in the Old Cahawba Archaelogical Park.
Also see . . .
1. Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Black and white photo of the Kirk-View farm main house. (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,067 times since then and 129 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.