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Near Burnt Corn in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Watkins House

 
 
Dr. Watkins House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
1. Dr. Watkins House Marker
Inscription. This two and a half story structure with unusual lower front extension was the home of Dr. John Watkins. Dr. Watkins was one of the first and few physicians in this part of the Mississippi Territory. Before coming to Burnt Corn, he lived in Claiborne. In addition to being a doctor, he served in the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate and was trustee of the Burnt Corn Male Academy.
 
Erected 2012 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 34.255′ N, 87° 9.411′ W. Marker is near Burnt Corn, Alabama, in Conecuh County. Marker is on County Road 5 1.2 miles north of County Road 30, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Conecuh County 5, Evergreen AL 36401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Salter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Longmire Stagecoach Stop & First Post Office in Conecuh County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); Dr. John Watkins (approx. 1.5 miles away); First School in Conecuh County (approx. 2 miles away); John Green Cemetery
Dr. Watkins House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
2. Dr. Watkins House
Added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on Oct. 4, 1993.
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Puryearville (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnt Corn.
 
Also see . . .
1. BCR Listening Post-Observation Post blog about marker. (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. BCR Listening Post-Observation Post blog about haunting. (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Alabama Pioneers biography of Dr Watkins. (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPoliticsScience & Medicine
 
View of marker, looking north on CR-5. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
3. View of marker, looking north on CR-5.
Dr. Watkins House and land. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
4. Dr. Watkins House and land.
View of house and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
5. View of house and marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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