Demopolis in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Vine And Olive Colony
Colonists founded Demopolis in 1817 and villages of Aigleville and Arcola soon thereafter.
Attempt to cultivate grapes and olives failed. After a few years the settlements were practically abandoned by the French refugees.
Erected 1967 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 30.177′ N, 87° 48.237′ W. Marker is in Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Old Springhill Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Demopolis AL 36732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gaineswood (approx. 1.9 miles away); Whitfield Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Leo’s Catholic Church First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demopolis.
Also see . . . Vine and Olive Colony from Encyclopedia Alabama. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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