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Leroy in Washington County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Taylor House

 
 
The Taylor House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 13, 2024
1. The Taylor House Marker
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Built circa 1841 by Walter Taylor on Commerce Street in Jackson. In 1985, it was removed from its original site to make way for a new City Hall Complex and was brought to this site and restored as the Leroy Branch of the Washington County State Bank.

Walter Taylor (1817-1886) was the son of Daniel Taylor, one of the original Commissioners of the town of Jackson in 1816. He was a prominent attorney, farmer and merchant and with his wife Amanda Caroline Lankford Taylor, founded the Jackson Methodist Church in 1842.
 
Erected 1986 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 31° 30.431′ N, 87° 57.406′ W. Marker is in Leroy, Alabama, in Washington County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 43) ¼ mile north of Batley Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27188 US-43, Leroy AL 36548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Clarke County War Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away); CSA Brooke Cannon S-96 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jackson (approx. 3.6 miles away); City of Jackson (approx. 3.6 miles away); Prestwick Post Office / Prestwick High School (approx. 3.6 miles away); First District Agricultural College and Experiment Station (approx. 3.7 miles away); Kimbell House (approx. 4 miles away); Jackson Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The former Washington County State Bank is now a flowers, gifts, and catering company.
 
The Taylor House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 13, 2024
2. The Taylor House Marker
The Taylor House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 13, 2024
3. The Taylor House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2024, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 19, 2024