“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fairhope in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Craig Turner Sheldon


Craig Turner Sheldon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2019
1. Craig Turner Sheldon Marker
Inscription.  Master woodcarver, adventurer, writer, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and Fairhope legend are just a brief summary of Craig Turner Sheldon's life and contributions. He settled here in 1946 with his Wife Annie Lowrie to raise their growing family and to began his landmark Storybook Castle on Oak Avenue.

This statue by Stephen Spears was commissioned by friends, family, and the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation and is the first public statue of an artist in Alabama history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 31.425′ N, 87° 54.164′ W. Marker is in Fairhope, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on 24 N Section Street. Front of Fairhope's History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairhope AL 36532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairhope Museum of History (here, next to this marker); Land, Capital, Labor (approx. half a mile away); Tears of Sorrow (approx. half a mile away); Marietta Johnson (approx. half

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a mile away); Welcome to the Fairhope Pier (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Rest Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Brodbeck and Zundel General Merchandise Store (approx. 3.6 miles away); City of Daphne (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairhope.
Also see . . .  Fairhope Storybook Castle. Sheldon and Mosher Castles are private homes and Fairhope Treasures. Tours for groups and professional photo shoots can be arranged by appointment. Sheldon Castle has an AirBnB studio apartment. We invite you, however, to enjoy our photography, our history and our magnificent castle home from here, our Virtual Tour Book. Please, step inside. Our Story begins like this: (Submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 53 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 19, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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