Near County Route 63, 0.2 miles south of County Route 53, on the right when traveling south.
This African American Cemetery was located on the plantation of William K. Paulling (est. 1836). Oral histories given by the surrounding African American community indicate that Paulling Place Cemetery has been in continuous use since the days of . . . — — Map (db m203661) HM
On North Commissioners Avenue north of West Lyon Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
On South Strawberry Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
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
On East Capitol Street at North Strawberry Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Capitol Street.
Side A Charter members 1839:
John B. Cook (first elder)
Mary S. Cook
Eleanor L. Lucy
Mariah S. Tillinghast
Benajah P. Whitlow
Eliza A. Whitlow
First resident pastor (1846-53);
. . . — — Map (db m38010) HM
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
On South Cedar Avenue at East Whitfield Street, on the right when traveling north on South Cedar Avenue.
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
On South Main Avenue at West Perry Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Avenue.
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
On North Main Avenue at West Monroe Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Avenue.
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
On North Walnut Avenue at W. Capitol Street on North Walnut Avenue.
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
On East Washington Street near Strawberry Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
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
On North Main Avenue at West Lyon Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Avenue.
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
On U.S. 80 at Old Springhill Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 80.
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
Composed of limestone or “Selma
chalk” which abounds in fossils.
Called “Ecor Blanc” by
eighteenth-century French explorers
Named “Chickasaw Gallery” because
early Indian inhabitants . . . — — Map (db m38001) HM
On South Walnut Avenue at West Morgan Street, on the left when traveling north on South Walnut Avenue.
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
On U.S. 43, 0.5 miles north of County Road 6, on the right when traveling north.
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
Near County Road 54 at County Route 59, on the right when traveling west.
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
On County Road 54 at County Route 59, on the right when traveling west on County Road 54.
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
On Alabama Route 28, 0.1 miles west of Jefferson Road (County Road 57), on the right when traveling west.
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
On Jefferson Road (County Road 57) at State Road 28, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Road.
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
On East Coats Avenue (Alabama Route 28) at South Main Street (U.S. 43), on the right when traveling west on East Coats Avenue.
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
On South Main Street (U.S. 43) at East 8th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
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
On Cahaba Avenue (Alabama Route 28) at North Mobile Street, on the left when traveling west on Cahaba Avenue.
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
On County Road 63 at Bee Lane, on the left when traveling north on County Road 63.
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
On Bee Lane (County Road 38) 0.1 miles east of County Road 63, on the right when traveling east.
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
On Shiloh Church Road (County Road 82) 0.6 miles north of County Road 55, on the left when traveling north.
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
On 2nd Avenue (Alabama Route 28) 0.1 miles west of Alabama Route 25, on the left when traveling west.
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