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Near Town Creek in Lawrence County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
1. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion Marker
Inscription. This mansion, located about one mile east, was placed on the National Register of Historic places 1 Oct 1974. Built by Turner Saunders (1782-1853) on property purchased 9 April 1833, the house may have an earlier construction date. Revolutionary War Veteran Thomas Saunders and Ann Turner were his parents. Turner was born in VA and moved with his first wife Francis (Dunn) to Lawrence County in 1821. After her death in 1824, Saunders married Henrietta Millwater, 1 July 1826. Considered to be an excellent example of Palladin design, the two-story mansion with a brick basement has been noted as resembling a Greek temple. Saunders, a noted Methodist preacher, was elected (1830) first president of LaGrange College some 10 miles to the southwest. On 28 Apr 1863, Gen. GM Dodge's Union soldiers burned this school (the 1st state charted Al college). On 12 Feb 1844, Saunders sold the house to Freeman Goode and relocated to Aberdeen, MS, where he died in 1853. Later owners included the Hall and Skeggs families. Turner's son, James E. Saunders, author of the first major history of Lawrence County, was aide and personal friend of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest. James E. built a plantation house c1860 known as Rocky Hill Castle, some 4 miles south of this site.
 
Erected by Lawrence County Historical Commission, Inc.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
2. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion Marker

 
Location. 34° 43.48′ N, 87° 24.358′ W. Marker is near Town Creek, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeler Dam Road (State Highway 101) and County Road 269, on the right when traveling north on Wheeler Dam Road. Touch for map. The house is about 0.8 mile down County Road 269 on left. Marker is in this post office area: Town Creek AL 35672, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears (approx. 3.7 miles away); The TVA System of Multi-purpose Dams (approx. 5.1 miles away); Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Beginnings/Flight Schools (approx. 5.6 miles away); Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Facilities/Deactivation (approx. 5.6 miles away); Harris-Simpson Home (approx. 6.6 miles away); A Cotton Kingdom (approx. 6.7 miles away); The African ~ American Experience (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Town of Courtland / Early Settlers (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. Turner Saunders. The Rev. Turner Saunders (January 3, 1782 - 1854), a noted Methodist preacher, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Palladian architecture. Palladian
Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
3. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion Marker
Looking south along AL 101.
architecture is a European style of architecture derived from the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580). The term "Palladian" normally refers to buildings in a style inspired by Palladio's own work; that which is recognised as Palladian architecture today is an evolution of Palladio's original concepts. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. Wikimedia Commons picture of Rocky Hill Castle, taken March 26, 1935. Rocky Hill Castle, mentioned on the marker as being about 4 miles south. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
4. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion
Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
5. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion
Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
6. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion
Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
7. Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 4,795 times since then and 123 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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