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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Demopolis, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Marengo County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marengo County, AL (28) Choctaw County, AL (3) Clarke County, AL (48) Dallas County, AL (121) Greene County, AL (12) Hale County, AL (27) Perry County, AL (24) Sumter County, AL (13) Wilcox County, AL (19)  MarengoCounty(28) Marengo County (28)  ChoctawCounty(3) Choctaw County (3)  ClarkeCounty(48) Clarke County (48)  DallasCounty(121) Dallas County (121)  GreeneCounty(12) Greene County (12)  HaleCounty(27) Hale County (27)  PerryCounty(24) Perry County (24)  SumterCounty(13) Sumter County (13)  WilcoxCounty(19) Wilcox County (19)
Linden is the county seat for Marengo County
Demopolis is in Marengo County
      Marengo County (28)  
ADJACENT TO MARENGO COUNTY
      Choctaw County (3)  
      Clarke County (48)  
      Dallas County (121)  
      Greene County (12)  
      Hale County (27)  
      Perry County (24)  
      Sumter County (13)  
      Wilcox County (19)  
 
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1Alabama (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
2Alabama (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
3Alabama (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
4Alabama (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
5Alabama (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
6Alabama (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
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7Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Marengo County Confederate Monument
Our Confederate Dead 1861  CSA  1865 Map (db m120304) WM
8Alabama (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
9Alabama (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
10Alabama (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
11Alabama (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
12Alabama (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
13Alabama (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
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14Alabama (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
15Alabama (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
16Alabama (Sumter County), Demopolis — The Rooster Bridge
Side A In 1919 a rooster sale organized by Frank Derby raised money to begin construction of a bridge over the Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry. This was the last link in the completion of the Dixie Overland Highway between Savannah and San . . . Map (db m38074) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022