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Near Gurley in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

“Wildwood”

 
 
"Wildwood" Marker - post restoration image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2019
1. "Wildwood" Marker - post restoration
Recently restored and relocated, the former location can be seen in the distance to the left of the marker in this photo.
Inscription.  
Home of Virginia Clay Clopton (1825-1915)
Author and Social Leader who was known
in Washington society
as "The Belle of the Fifties"
Whose first husband, Clement Claiborne Clay (1817-1882), was
United States Senator from Alabama (1853-1861)
and Confederate Leader (1861-1865)
and Whose second husband, David Clopton (1820-1892),
was a United States Congressman
from Alabama (1859-1861)
and later Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court of Alabama.

 
Erected 1958 by Huntsville Historical Society/The Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 41.665′ N, 86° 21.631′ W. Marker is near Gurley, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on John T Reid Parkway/Lee Highway (U.S. 72) 0.1 miles east of Walker Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is just before the Jackson/Madison County line when traveling East. It is in front of an
"Wildwood" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
2. "Wildwood" Marker
abandoned building (used to be a bar). Marker is in this post office area: Gurley AL 35748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Gurley (approx. one mile away); The History of Paint Rock, Alabama / Paint Rock Arrests in 1931 Began 'Scottsboro Boys' Cases (approx. 2.7 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bethel Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Central High School/Central Junior High School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Decatur County (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The home is privately owned. Please ask permission when visiting the site.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPolitics
 
"Wildwood" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
3. "Wildwood" Marker
"Wildwood" Marker - wide view, new location image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2019
4. "Wildwood" Marker - wide view, new location
Seen looking approximately east along US-72. The Wildwood homesite is in the distance to the left of the marker
"Wildwood" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
5. "Wildwood"
"Wildwood" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 4, 2010
6. "Wildwood"
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,435 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on May 21, 2019, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5, 6. submitted on May 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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