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

Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson Home

Morgan County

Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2020
1. Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson Home Marker
Inscription.  The Honorable Thomas D. Crabb, Legislator and Alabama Constitution Signatory, established title to this property on July 10, 1818. It is believed the existing structure was used for treaty administration, a stagecoach stop, a store, and a home. The University of Western North Carolina confirmed the glyphs in the chimney are Cherokee symbols that predate the Sequoyah syllabary of 1821. The home is located on Stout's Road, the first state road traveling north to south, which was later renamed Nat Key Road. A natural spring providing water for generations and a family cemetery are also located on this site. In 1850, prominent merchant Histaspas Stewart purchased the property from the Crabb estate. His three deaf and mute daughters administered the Stewart estate and the property passed down to their descendants Nathaniel, Arthur, and Eula Key until the Dotson Family Farm purchased the property in 2015.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, June 14, 2018
Marker erected in 2019 in honor Of Alabama's Bicentennial by the Hartselle Historical Society


The Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson Home and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2020
2. The Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson Home and marker.
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2019 by the Hartselle Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 2018.
Location. 34° 23.318′ N, 86° 50.82′ W. Marker is near Hartselle, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is on Nat Key Road, 0.6 miles south of Gibson Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 Nat Key Rd, Hartselle AL 35640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Falkville Town Hall Building / Falkville Water Tower (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Great Hartselle Bank Robbery / Three Hours Required to Accomplish Heist (approx. 6.2 miles away); City of Hartselle, Alabama / Hartselle Facts (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Permanent Court House, Morgan County (approx. 6½ miles away); Somerville, Alabama (approx. 6½ miles away); Bethel Road Historical District (approx. 6.6 miles away); Battle of Day’s Gap (approx. 7.6 miles away); Skirmish at Woodall's Bridge (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartselle.
Also see . . .  Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson House gets historical marker. (Submitted on October 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 196 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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