Near Goshen in Pike County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Allred House & Cemetery
A veteran of the War of 1812, Major William Burt Allred and his wife, Jane O. Park Allred, moved from Newton County, GA to Pike County, AL in 1839. Construction began on their new home in 1840 and was completed in 1843. The home is one of the oldest continually occupied dwellings in Pike County. Reportedly built by a skilled black carpenter, the Greek Revival house is made of hand-hewn post and beam construction. The two story “I” house was built with a double pen arrangement, with two front doors placed to give the illusion of a central hall house. The single front door with sidelights and central hall are part of a later alteration. The double square columned front portico, second floor balcony, and back shed rooms are original. Interior walls and ceilings are covered with hand planed planks. The wainscoting has 19-inch wide boards. The cut soapstone chimneys were quarried locally. A detached kitchen was later joined to the main house. The house was painted white when built and became the center of the Allred farm and a local landmark on the Three Notch Trail. The Allred House was listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on August 25, 2011.
Erected 2012 by Corley Chapman, Jr., Great-great-grandson of W.B. Allred, in cooperation with the Pike County Historical & Genealogical Society.
Location. 31° 44.448′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen AL 36035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Oak United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Chancellor's Residence (approx. 5.6 miles away); Three Notch Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pike County WWI Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Goshen Substation (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall Of Honor (approx. 5.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Troy Messenger newspaper article. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 418 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.