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Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Bethune-Kennedy House

 
 
The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker
Inscription.  This rare, dual front door, double pen Creole cottage was constructed circa 1840 on the military three-notch road, now Kirkland Street. It is the oldest remaining structure in Abbeville. Earliest known owner was Confederate Colonel William Calvin Bethune, M. D. Last owner-dweller was Mollie Kennedy. To avoid immediate demolition, it was purchased in 1976, placed on the National Register in 1978 and initially restored by the Henry County Historical Society. It is presently owned by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Erected 1986 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 31° 34.032′ N, 85° 15.034′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Kirkland Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the house on Kirkland Street (AL Hwy 27). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama (about 400 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nordan's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry, The Mother County (approx. ¼ mile away); A County Older Than the State (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of William Calvin Oates (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. The Bethune-Kennedy House Marker
The Bethune-Kennedy House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
3. The Bethune-Kennedy House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,509 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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