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Near Claiborne in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dellet-Bedsole Plantation

C. 1850

 

—National Register of Historic Places —

 
Dellet-Bedsole Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
1. Dellet-Bedsole Plantation Marker
Inscription. This 4000 acre complex has been recognized for its contribution to our understanding of the history of Monroe County and the State of Alabama. Originally developed as a cotton plantation during the Antebellum period, this farm has been in continuous operation from the early 1800's and reflects the changes in rural agrarian Alabama from that period to the present time. The plantation retains 16 building and sites of historic significance and shows evidence of occupation for long periods of time by Native Americans prior to white settlement. Listed 1994. (Marker Number 93001517.)
 
Location. 31° 33.808′ N, 87° 31.781′ W. Marker is near Claiborne, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is on U.S. Highway 84 (U.S. 84) 1.9 miles west of Lena Landegger Highway (County Road 39), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Just West of the Alabama River. Claiborne is an historic ghost town begun in 1816. Marker is at or near this postal address: U.S. Highway 84, Whatley AL 36482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Claiborne (approx. 1.6 miles away); Piache (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Claiborne (approx. 1.8 miles away);
James Dellet House (Dellet Park) built 1835-1840. image. Click for full size.
Frances Benjamin Johnston - United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division, December 31, 1938
2. James Dellet House (Dellet Park) built 1835-1840.
Public Domain

The James Dellet House is the only original residence remaining in Claiborne.
Perdue Hill Industrial School (approx. 3.1 miles away); William B. Travis House C. 1820 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Masonic Lodge No. 3 (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 3.9 miles away); Suggsville (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Alabama on James Dellet. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Register of Historic Places entry. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureAntebellum South, USNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
James Dellet image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History
3. James Dellet
Dellet-Bedsole Plantation entrance road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
4. Dellet-Bedsole Plantation entrance road.
Dellet-Bedsole Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
5. Dellet-Bedsole Plantation
The view west down U.S. Highway 84. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
6. The view west down U.S. Highway 84.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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