Near Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home / Robert Fowler Hall Home
Reuben Hicklin Hall (1812-1890) and Mary Ann Strange (1814-1872) moved to Henry County by ox wagon from Washington County, Georgia, in 1845. They built a log home just south of here with slave labor. They were parents of five children. Four grandchildren were prominent newspaper men, with Grover Hall receiving a Pulitzer Price in 1928. Reuben later married Keziah Hardwick (1840-1907). Their two children were Robert Fowler Hall (1874-1961) and Helen Hall Barnes (1876-1909). The log home passed to Robert Fowler Hall and subsequently to his eldest son, Eddie Hickland Hall, a long time county clerk, and to his male descendants.
This Queen Ann cottage style home was built in 1908 by Robert Fowler Hall and Oberia Dukes Hall (1876-1951). They reared thirteen children. Built of heart pine, the home had 4 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms and a parlor. Carbide lights and an indoor toilet were added later. Their farm had 750 acres of sugarcane, corn, cotton and peanuts. "Mr. Fowler" represented Henry County in 1918-1922 and 1938-1942 in the Alabama House and 1926-1930 in the Senate. His legislation resulted in the construction of State Highway 95 in 1929. This home stands on "Hall's Spur"
Erected 2006 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Henry County Historical Group, and the Reuben Hicklin Hall Family.
Location. 31° 28.62′ N, 85° 8.37′ W. Marker is near Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on County Road 28 2½ miles east of State Route 95, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1648 Henry County 28, Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Showplace of the South (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Factory Creek (was approx. 6.3 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing. ); "Irwin Empire" (approx. 7.7 miles away); The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 9 miles away); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama (approx. 9.1 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 9.1 miles away); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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