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Oxford in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Caver-Christian-Davis Farm

AD 1832 to AD 1865

 

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
Caver-Christian-Davis Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. Caver-Christian-Davis Farm Marker
An arsonist set fire to the historic Davis Farm plantation house and destroyed it in 2010.
Inscription.  Choccolocco Park is located on land that was farmed by the Caver, Christian and Davis families from 1840 until the late twentieth century. During the Great Depression, the farm was documented by the Historic American Building Survey. The subjects of these photographs, taken by W. N. Manning in 1935, are the people that lived at the main house and two of the tenant houses on the farm. None of the buildings remain standing today.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 33° 36.373′ N, 85° 47.556′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from Leon Smith Parkway. Located within Choccolocco Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 954 Leon Smith Parkway, Oxford AL 36203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boiling Springs Road (about 600 feet away); The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex
View of marker with the Choccolocco Creek in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. View of marker with the Choccolocco Creek in background.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (approx. ¼ mile away); Archaic (approx. ¼ mile away); The "Shattering" of the Mississippian World (approx. ¼ mile away); Mississippi Agriculture (approx. ¼ mile away); Reconstructing the Cultural Landscape (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
3. Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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