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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
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Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Alabama Cattlemen’s Association
In This Building The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association was organized on January 4, 1944 The Association has grown to be the largest state Cattlemen’s Association in the Nation. — Map (db m38006) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Bluff Hall
Situated on historic White Bluff overlooking the Tombigbee River, Bluff Hall was built in 1832 by slaves of Allen Glover for his daughter, Sarah Serena, and her husband, Francis Strother Lyon. Lawyer and planter, F. S. Lyon, served in both . . . — Map (db m37997) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Demopolis Methodist Church
on Marengo Circuit, 1826-1839 church founded 1840, great revival 1843 first building erected 1840-43 (remodeled 1848) on lot donated by the Rev. A. J. Crawford two early pastors became bishops: John C. Keener (1843-44) and Holland N. . . . — Map (db m38065) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — First Presbyterian ChurchDemopolis, Alabama
Side A Charter members 1839: John B. Cook (first elder) Mary S. Cook Elmira Gaither Eleanor L. Lucy Mariah S. Tillinghast Benajah P. Whitlow Eliza A. Whitlow Ira Patterson Sarah Young First resident pastor (1846-53); . . . — Map (db m38010) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Foscue House
Built in 1840 for Augustus Foscue (1799-1861), a North Carolina native who owned more than 3,000 acres and 137 slaves in Marengo County by 1850. Daughter Mary Alice (1838-1899) married in 1855 to Dr. Bryan Watkins Whitfield (1828-1908), son of Gen. . . . — Map (db m38180) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Gaineswood
Built 1842-1860 by Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield 1799-1868 accomplished planter of the Canebrake using imported materials and artisans Glorifying the Greek Revival Architecture by combining Doric exterior Corinthian grand ballroom Ionic parlor . . . — Map (db m38068) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — St. Leo’s Catholic Church
Catholicism was first introduced to this region in 1540 by the priests who accompanied Hernando DeSoto. Napoleonic exiles of the Vine and Olive Colony held religious services and attempted to establish a Catholic mission in Demopolis in 1817. . . . — Map (db m37994) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Temple B’Nai Jeshurun
Side A Congregation B’nai Jeshurun dedicated its first temple on this site on Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1893 with Rabbi Edward Levy of Selma officiating. The perpetual lamp was lighted by Isaac Marx, the first Jew to settle in . . . — Map (db m85844) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman AndThe Little Foxes
The Demopolis Opera House In 1876, the town of Demopolis leased the former Presbyterian Church, a classic brick structure built in 1843 and occupied by federal troops during Reconstruction, to the Demopolis Opera Association. The . . . — Map (db m38009) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — The Demopolis Theater District
Side A Establishing a history of theaters in this district, the Braswell Theater introduced its ornate interior to Demopolis on October 23, 1902, with a performance of the melodrama Unorna. Built by Frederick Henry Braswell in . . . — Map (db m85845) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Trinity Episcopal ChurchEstablished by the Rev. Caleb S. Ives — January 31, 1834
The first church building, a frame structure built in 1857, was burned by Federal troops during their occupation of Demopolis. The present church building was erected in 1870 and forms the nave. The transepts were added in 1896 and the bell . . . — Map (db m38004) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Vine And Olive Colony
Exiled Bonapartists granted four Townships of land in this area by Act of Congress March 3, 1817. Colonists founded Demopolis in 1817 and villages of Aigleville and Arcola soon thereafter. Attempt to cultivate grapes and olives failed. After a . . . — Map (db m38185) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — White Bluff
Composed of limestone or “Selma chalk” which abounds in fossils. Called “Ecor Blanc” by eighteenth-century French explorers and cartographers. Named “Chickasaw Gallery” because early Indian inhabitants . . . — Map (db m38001) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Whitfield Canal
Drainage canal constructed between 1845 and 1863 by slaves of General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, builder of Gaineswood, to prevent water from overflowing and flooding his plantation. The water from 2,070 acres south and east of Gaineswood . . . — Map (db m37993) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Dixons Mills — Office of Joel Desaker Jones
Born January 5, 1861 - Died June 28, 1948 Marengo Co. Surveyor, Historian, and Journalist Author of Democrat Reporter Newspaper Column “Old Times” "He was a Baptist, A Mason, A Surveyor, an Old-Timer" . . . — Map (db m73005) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Faunsdale — St. Michael's Cemetery
Interred in the north section of this cemetery were many slaves who had labored on Faunsdale Plantation since its founding in 1843. The earliest identified burial in the black section of the cemetery is that of Barbary (Harrison), a house servant on . . . — Map (db m72965) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Faunsdale — St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard
1844 - Dr. Thomas & Louisa Harrison gave acre of their Faunsdale Plantation for a log church designated Union Parish. 1852 - name changed to St. Michael’s Parish. 1855 - slave artisans Peter Lee and Joe Glasgow built Gothic Revival-style . . . — Map (db m72964) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Jefferson — Jefferson Baptist Church
established as Mt. Pleasant Baptist by Elder James Yarbrough in 1820 with 27 charter members. By 1834 it had 150 members. Church among the oldest in Demopolis area. Buried in church cemetery are John Gilmore, Reuben Hildreth and . . . — Map (db m72974) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Jefferson — Jefferson Methodist Church
Built on two acres of land deeded by John D. Catlin, May 30, 1842, to Daniel E. Ellis, James Turner, David Compton and John Besteder, trustee of Methodist Episcopal Church known as Asbury Meeting House. This early Greek Revival building was . . . — Map (db m72973) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Linden — A County Older Than the StateMarengo County
created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Choctaw Indian Nation. Named for Marengo, Italy, where Napoleon won victory over Austrians in 1800. After Napoleon's defeat, some of his exiled officials came here . . . — Map (db m72963) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Linden — History of Linden, Alabama
(side 1) The Alabama Territorial Legislature established Marengo County in 1818. The “Town of Marengo” was then surveyed near the center of the county to serve as county seat. In 1824 lots were sold, and early French . . . — Map (db m72971) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Linden — Old Marengo County Courthouse
Constructed 1848 and served as the seat of county government until 1903. October 9, 1890 Rube Burrows, the nations most notorious Train Robber, was slain here by Sheriff Jefferson D. Carter. 1903-1915 Linden Public School 1915-1947 . . . — Map (db m72972) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), McKinley — Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery
Constituted June 6, 1821 from the fruits of labor of the venerable Solomon Perkins, For four years after their constitution they enjoyed almost a continual revival. Home of Miss Willie Kelly, a missionary to China from 1894 to 1936. This church was . . . — Map (db m72968) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), McKinley — Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Following the Civil War and emancipation, newly freed African Americans, who had worshiped in the Bethel Church in McKinley while enslaved, established their own Bethel Church in a wooden house at the rear of the current church site. In the . . . — Map (db m72969) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Shiloh — Shiloh Baptist ChurchOrganized July 1827
The original building was located about three miles east of the present site near the village of Shiloh. It was used as a union church until it became a Baptist Church in 1842. A new building was erected at the present site and the first bodies were . . . — Map (db m72970) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Thomaston — History of the Town of Thomaston
(side 1) About 1830, settlers from the Carolinas and Virginia came to this area in search of fertile land. They staked their claims to adjoining plantations adjacent to what became Thomaston. In 1890, Dr. Charles Brooks Thomas bought the . . . — Map (db m72967) HM

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