Captain Dennis Harrison Zorn / Zornville
Captain Dennis Harrison Zorn
Dennis Harrison Zorn was born in 1843 at Lodi, Barbour County, Alabama. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the service in the 15th Alabama Infantry. He lost an arm at Cold Harbor in 1864 and was sent home where he raised a company of soldiers known as Capt. Zorn's Alabama Reserves. This company was attached to the 63rd Alabama Infantry. In 1868, he married his first cousin, Nancy Caroline Zorn. In politics, he was one of the few Republicans in Henry County in a period of Democratic domination of the South. Both Capt. and Mrs. Zorn died in 1899 and were buried near Lodi.
Circa 1880, Capt. D.H. Zorn settled here on a sizeable plantation where he operated a legal, bonded whiskey distillery. Whiskey was shipped in volume on barges from Zorn's Landing on the Chattahoochee River. Joe Lovett was the still foreman. The Zornville post office was established in 1883, and operated until 1904 with W.L. Pelham as the last postmaster. Zorn operated a mercantile, cotton gin, gristmill and other enterprises, along with bee hives, vineyards,
Erected 2006 by Historic Chattahoohee Commission, The Henry County Historical Group,and the Descendants of D.H. Zorn.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil.
Location. 31° 28.162′ N, 85° 4.757′ W. Marker is near Haleburg, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on County Route 47, 0.4 miles north of County Route 177, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shorterville AL 36373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home / Robert Fowler Hall Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Showplace of the South (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Little Rock, Alabama (approx. 7.2 miles away); Three Notch Trail (approx. 7.6 miles away in Georgia); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 7.7 miles away in Georgia); "Irwin Empire" (approx. 7.8 miles away); Chattahoochee River Crossing (approx. 9.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.