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Montevallo in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

McGaughy Farms

Shelby County

 
 
McGaughy Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2020
1. McGaughy Farms Marker
Inscription.  The home of Washington H. McGaughy and his wife Nancy Prentice Wynn, the original dogtrot homestead built by the Perry family. The 120-acre farm was formerly part of the Perry Plantation. After Perry Hall was completed in 1836, this house became the home of the Perry's' overseer, Washington H. McGaughy. McGaughy worked for the Perry family until his death in 1877. McGaughy Farms remained in the McGaughy family for five generations. The McGaughy Family Farm is also an Alabama Century and Heritage Farm.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on February 15, 1977

 
Erected 2017 by H. G. & Doris McGaughy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
Location. 33° 7.699′ N, 86° 51.726′ W. Marker is in Montevallo, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on Salem Road (County Road 15) 1.2 miles north of State Route 119, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1191 Salem Rd, Montevallo AL 35115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
View from Salem Rd of the farm entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2020
2. View from Salem Rd of the farm entrance.
marker, measured as the crow flies. King House (approx. 1.6 miles away); University Of Montevallo National Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Montevallo High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Alabama Historical Association (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome To Historic Montevallo (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Montevallo (approx. 2 miles away); The Colonial Courthouse/The Stocks and Pillory (approx. 2 miles away); The Liberty Bell Garden (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montevallo.
 
McGaughy Farms Marker is near the farm house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2020
3. McGaughy Farms Marker is near the farm house.
McGaughy Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2020
4. McGaughy Farms Marker
The little red caboose in the background, was used on a narrow-gauge track as part of the rail line at the Woodward Iron Co. It was bought by the McGaughy's during the depression for 5 dollars.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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