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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

The Leroy Pope Mansion 1814

The Leroy Pope Mansion 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 5, 2010
1. The Leroy Pope Mansion 1814 Marker
Inscription.  During the original Madison County Land Sales of 1809, LeRoy Pope of Petersburg, GA, secured among other purchases a majority of Section 36, Township 3, Range 1 West, the site of the future town of Twickenham, as Huntsville was originally known. Pope created Poplar Grove Plantation on this site and erected his home in 1814 in time to entertain Gen. Andrew Jackson on his return from the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The residence was among the earliest brick structures in Alabama. Inherited by his son, William H. Pope, the mansion was sold in 1848 to Dr. Charles Hays Patton, who commissioned George Steele to add the handsome Classical Revival portico. Nearby during the Civil War, Federal forces built an earthen breastwork to defend the eastern approaches to the city.
Erected 1997 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
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34° 43.792′ N, 86° 34.833′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Echols Street near Adams Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Echols Street, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Helion Lodge No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard Weeden Home (about 600 feet away); The Public Inn (about 700 feet away); Calhoun House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Church Of The Nativity, Episcopal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twickenham Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . .  LeRoy Pope page on Commentary and images (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Morris Jones of San Diego, California.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 2,260 times since then and 74 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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