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Near Marbury in Chilton County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Woven Wire Fence

1904

 
 
Woven Wire Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2019
1. Woven Wire Fence Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1904, this is one of only three remaining sections of the original woven wire fence at the Soldiers' Home.

During the latter half of the nineteenth century woven wire and barbed wire began to replace wooden rail fences.

Woven wire fencing once enclosed the entire 102 acres of the Soldiers' Home site, with interior fences enclosing a four acre garden area and at least on of the two cemeteries.

Photo captions:
Left: Advertisement for Woven Wire fencing, c. 1909
Right: "Memorial Hall," Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home, c. 1908
Note woven wire fence in foreground

 
Erected by Confederate Memorial Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 32° 43.129′ N, 86° 28.439′ W. Marker is near Marbury, Alabama, in Chilton County. Marker is on County Road 63, 0.6 miles north of State Route 143, on the right when traveling north. Located within Confederate Memorial
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Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 Co Rd 63, Marbury AL 36051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mountain Creek Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Locomotive Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the E. L. More, Fox Maull, Lizzie Cameron, (about 400 feet away); Alabama Forests (about 500 feet away); Memorial Tree (about 500 feet away); Memorial Hall (about 600 feet away); Monument to Jefferson Manly Falkner (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marbury.
 
View of marker and the woven wire fence. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2019
2. View of marker and the woven wire fence.
Woven Wire Fence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2019
3. Woven Wire Fence
Nearby entrance gate to the Confederate Memorial Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2019
4. Nearby entrance gate to the Confederate Memorial Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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