Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Duke of Cahaba
Clifton Kirkpatrick believed in public service and worked to promote the welfare of all farmers. From 1927 until his death, he served in the Alabama House of Representatives. The Montgomery Advertiser published this political cartoon by Spang on January 12, 1927. Kirkpatrick was progressive advocate of good farming practices and an agricultural leader in the central Alabama region known as the "Black Belt."
He also served as unofficial tour guide to the historic sites in Cahaba, often hosting visitors at his home with warm-hearted hospitality. Over the years, he became known as the "Duke of Cahaba."
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 19.433′ N, 87° 5.873′ W. Marker was in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker was on Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. A different marker also named The Duke of Cahaba (here, next to this marker); Behind the Big House (a few steps from this marker); Death in the Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Brick Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crocheron's Row (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hole That Was Once a Row (approx. 0.3 miles away); Who Lived Here? (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crocheron Columns (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
More about this marker. This marker has been replaced with a newer interpretive marker, also called "The Duke of Cahaba."
Also see . . .
1. Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Kirk-View Farm. A marker about the home Civil War veteran Samuel McCurdy Kirkpatrick and his wife Sarah purchased on the northern edge of town. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Government • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 2. submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 3. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 4. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.