Near Capshaw in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "Walnut Grove" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired country gentleman.
He was a framer of Alabama's first constitution, was twice a candidate for Governor on the Whig ticket, and served as President of the Alabama Senate for 5 terms.
He died on September 29, 1856 and is buried here at his beloved "Walnut Grove".
Erected 2002 by the Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Churches & Religion • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1826.
Location. 34° 48.156′ N, 86° 48.268′ W. Marker is near Capshaw, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Nick Davis Road (County Road 44) half a mile west of Sanderson Road (County Road 127), on the left when traveling west. Marker is due south, and within sight, of the Limestone County prison. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29078 Nick Davis Rd, Capshaw AL 35742, 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. Limestone County Tornado Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ford's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); White Hall (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 6 miles away); Cotton Hill (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lee Mansion (approx. 7˝ miles away); James Henry Bibb (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pension Row (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 4,281 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 4. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5. submitted on December 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.