Built in 1837 by Col. John Erwin, wealthy lawyer and planter. Architects and contractors were from Philadelphia. It has been continuously occupied by the Erwin family and is now the home of Katherine Mahood Rugg, great great-granddaughter of Col. . . . — — Map (db m203647) HM
Built in 1828-29 by John Gayle,
sixth governor of Alabama.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas,
wife of Gen. Josiah Gorgas,
Chief of Ordnance, CSA,
mother of Wm. Crawford Gorgas,
US Surgeon General who freed
Canal Zone of yellow fever. . . . — — Map (db m83754) HM
Organized 1823 by Rev. James Hillhouse
of South Carolina, with
Patrick Norris and William Hillhouse,
veterans of American Revolution,
as founding elders.
Original wooden structure replaced
by brick building in 1841
under pastorate . . . — — Map (db m33746) HM
Birthplace, ancestral home of
Richard Pearson Hobson
Spanish-American War Hero
Admiral Hobson, as naval officer,
statesman, lecturer and author,
urged national preparedness:
championed human welfare . . . — — Map (db m83755) HM
Merged in 1918 as part of
Birmingham Southern College.
Founded here in 1856
by Methodist Church.
Weathered War and Reconstruction
to prosper in late 1800’s.
Moved to Birmingham in 1918
on merger with Birmingham College,
founded in . . . — — Map (db m83756) HM
This parish established 1830.
Third oldest in Alabama diocese.
Church consecrated in 1843 by
Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana,
(later a Confederate general).
Here Nicholas H. Cobbs was chosen
first Bishop of Alabama in 1844. . . . — — Map (db m33747) HM
was founded here at Salem Church
by 15 messengers from seven
They met to promote missions,
education and closer cooperation
among Baptist churches of Alabama. — — Map (db m203651) HM