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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Crocheron Columns

 
 
The Crocheron Columns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. The Crocheron Columns Marker
Inscription. The Crocherons were from Staten Island, New York. Richard Conner Crocheron arrived in town about 1837 to help run the family store.

He traveled north for his bride in 1843 after building her this brick home. The back wall adjoined the brick store that had been built by his uncles 20 years earlier. The front porch had a magnificent view of two rivers. The columns you see today were once part of a side portico.

The family owned a line of ocean-going steamers and they escaped the summer heat by returning north each year. When his wife died in 1850, R. C. was heart-broken. He sold his property, freed his slaves, and returned to New York with his three little children.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 19.164′ N, 87° 5.706′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Street North. Touch for map. There is a walkway at the end of Vine Street at 2nd Street North that leads to the site. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crocheron's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Brick Store (within shouting distance of
The Crocheron Columns image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. The Crocheron Columns
this marker); Cahaba Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Saltmarsh Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dallas County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Commissary - R.R. Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vine Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cahaba First State Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 30, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USSettlements & Settlers
 
One of the three Crocheron Columns image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
3. One of the three Crocheron Columns
The Confluence of the Cahaba and the Alabama Rivers. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
4. The Confluence of the Cahaba and the Alabama Rivers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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