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Ashville in St. Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Looney House

Circa 1820

 
 
John Looney House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
1. John Looney House Marker
Inscription.  John Looney and son, Henry, served in General Andrew Jackson's volunteer company which built Fort Strother on Coosa River and later fought at Horseshoe Bend in 1814. Looney's family of nine moved from Maury Co. Tenn. to homestead 1817 in St. Clair County. Land patent granted in 1822.
The two story log house with double dog-trot is a rare example of pioneer architecture in Alabama.
Restored by St. Clair Historical Society 1972. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1974.
 
Erected 1978 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 33° 49.266′ N, 86° 11.544′ W. Marker is in Ashville, Alabama, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Greensport Road (County Route 24), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Ashville AL 35953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Ash (approx. 3˝ miles away); Dalco Obed Langston (approx. 3˝ miles away); Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Dean / Inzer House (approx. 3.7 miles away); A County Older Than The State, St. Clair (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of “Ten Islands” (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fort Strother (approx. 7.9 miles away); Union United Methodist Church (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashville.
 
John Looney House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
2. John Looney House and Marker
John Looney House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
3. John Looney House
Dog-trot of the John Looney House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
4. Dog-trot of the John Looney House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 6,455 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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