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Near Gurley in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

“Wildwood”

 
 
"Wildwood" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
1. "Wildwood" Marker
Inscription.
Home of Virginia Clay Clopton (1825-1915)
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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 41.596′ N, 86° 21.565′ W. Marker was near Gurley, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker could be reached from John T Reid Parkway/Lee Highway (U.S. 72) mile east of Walker Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is just before the Jackson/Madison County line when traveling East. It is in the front yard of the house. Marker was 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 location
"Wildwood" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
2. "Wildwood" Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Town of Gurley (approx. 1.1 miles away); 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); Spring Migration (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The home is privately owned. Please ask permission when visiting the site.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPolitics
 
"Wildwood" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
3. "Wildwood"
"Wildwood" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
4. "Wildwood"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2017, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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