Near Capshaw in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired country gentleman.
He was a framer of Alabama's first constitution, was twice a candidate for Governor on the Whig ticket, and served as President of the Alabama Senate for 5 terms.
He died on September 29, 1856 and is buried here at his beloved "WALNUT GROVE".
Erected 2002 by the Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council.
Location. 34° 48.156′ N, 86° 48.268′ W. Marker is near Capshaw, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Nick Davis Road (County Road 44) half a mile west of Sanderson Road (County Road 127), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is due south, and within sight, of the Limestone County prison. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29078 Nick Davis Rd., Capshaw AL 35742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Limestone County Tornado Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ford's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); White Hall (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 6 miles away); Cotton Hill (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lee Mansion (approx. 7½ miles away); James Henry Bibb (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pension Row (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government • Notable Persons • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,416 times since then and 219 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 4. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5. submitted on December 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.