“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brierfield in Bibb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Hayes-Morton House

Hayes-Morton House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
1. Hayes-Morton House Marker
Inscription.  Wilson Hayes constructed this typical farm house for his wife and six children just south of Six Mile around 1900. After he moved to Oklahoma c. 1915, his daughter Ollie and her husband Levert Rotenberry lived in the home until 1928. Between 1928 and 1960, several different families occupied the house including the Owens, Reese Eady and R. C. Moore. In 1960, the nephew of Levert Rotenberry, W. R. Rotenberry and his wife Julia purchased the house spending weekends and vacations there until 1983, when they sold the structure to Kermit Stephens, who later donated it to Brierfield Ironworks Park. In July 1986, the house was cut into three pieces and moved by Hendrix Brothers Movers of Tuscaloosa County to its present location. After the house lay idle for almost two decades, the family and friends of Steve P. Morton, a long-time supporter of Brierfield Ironworks Park and the surrounding community, raised the funds necessary for the structure’s complete restoration in 2005-2006.
Erected by Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
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ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1986.
Location. 33° 2.281′ N, 86° 56.887′ W. Marker is in Brierfield, Alabama, in Bibb County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road south of Furnace Road (County Route 62), on the right when traveling south. Marker is within the Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 Furnace Parkway, Brierfield AL 35035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunshine & Dorothy Morton House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bibb Furnace (about 400 feet away); Bibb Naval Furnaces Brierfield Furnaces (approx. half a mile away); Absalom Pratt House (approx. half a mile away); Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy (approx. 4 miles away); Town of Wilton (approx. 4.7 miles away); Alabama Coal Mining (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brierfield.
Hayes-Morton House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
2. Hayes-Morton House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,434 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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