Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Crocheron Columns
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. Yankees in Cahawba (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hole That Was Once a Row (within shouting Crocheron's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Brick Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahaba Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Death in the Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saltmarsh Hall (about 600 feet away); A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble (about 600 feet 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, US • Settlements & Settlers •
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 1,683 times since then and 57 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.