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Pike Road in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Marks House

Circa 1825

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, January 15, 2014
1. Marks House Marker
Inscription. Built by William Matthews Marks, who immigrated from Oglethrope County, GA, on acreage purchased from the U.S. land office in Cahaba, AL for $1.25 per acre.

Foundation is pegged-together heart pine; framing is 3" by 9" timbers; mantles, dados, and all the brick are hand made. Kitchen, baths, a rose garden and pavilion for dancing were added by the Churchill Marks family in the 1920s. The house was purchased by Dr. Haywood B. (Woody) Bartlett in 1957.

In 1967, the movie of Truman's Capote's "Thanksgiving Visitor" was filmed in the house. The facility has served as the Pike Road Community Club Center since 1968. The Pike Road Arts and Crafts fair is held here annually on the first Saturday in November. The house suffered extensive fire damage on August 28, 1997 and was subsequently restored by the Pike Road Community.
 
Erected 1998 by The Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 15.602′ N, 86° 5.93′ W. Marker is in Pike Road, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Old Carter Hill Road (County Route 85) 0.9 miles south of Old Pike Road (County Route 101), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 890 Old Carter Hill Road, Pike Road AL 36064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marks House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 15, 2014
2. Marks House
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Pike Road Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pike Road School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Taylor Field (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Jonesville Community (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ray Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Chantilly Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); Brewer Memorial Church (approx. 6 miles away); Lucas Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pike Road.
 
Also see . . .  The Story of Pike Road. (Submitted on January 15, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Now Pike Road Community Club image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 15, 2014
3. Now Pike Road Community Club
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016.
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