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

Long Family

Nimrod Long House

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By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
1. Nimrod Long House Marker
Inscription.  Nimrod Washington Long moved to Alabama from Georgia in the 1830s. A planter, mill owner and state legislator, he had real estate and railroad interests in Russell County. This house was the plantation home of Nimrod Washington Long in Spring Hill, Barbour County. In 1875, his son, Nimrod William Ezekiel Long (1834-1923), had the house dismantled, the pieces numbered, transported by ox cart and reassembled on this site. Nimrod William Ezekiel Long was a civil engineer, Confederate veteran, planter and merchant who lived here until his death. The house is an example of Greek Revival architecture.
Erected 2002 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Descendants of Nimrod Washington Long.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 32° 14.416′ N, 85° 24.715′ W. Marker is in Hurtsboro, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Road and Railroad Street (County
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By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
2. Nimrod Long House Location
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Route 20), on the right when traveling south on Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 Church Road, Hurtsboro AL 36860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joel Hurt House (a few steps from this marker); Hurtsboro United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Uchee / Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee (approx. 8.3 miles away); May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities (approx. 8˝ miles away); Uchee Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); Ramah Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Spring Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 11.8 miles away); St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurtsboro.
Regarding Long Family. The home is no longer here as it burned to the ground in 2012 due to an electrical fault. All the antiques and furnishings were lost as well.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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