Historic Markers Across Alabama

Kimbell House

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Mayton Drive, Jackson, Alabama
County: Clarke
Coordinates: N 31° 31.767    W 087° 53.63
  31.52945    -87.89383333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Isham Kimbell (1797-1881) was the only family member to survive the Kimbell-James Massacre near Fort Sinquefield, during Creek Indian War in 1813. Elected Sheriff of Clarke County and in 1833 Clerk of Circuit Court, serving several terms. He was a successful merchant until his death in 1881. Married Martha T. Carney of Carney's Bluff. Both buried at Pine Crest Cemetery, Jackson.

Built circa 1848 by Isham Kimbell on Lower Commerce Street. Given to city by Woodson family and moved to this site in 1977 by Jackson Historical Committee, successors to Jackson Bi-Centennial Committee, with a grant from the M. W. Smith, Jr., Foundation. Restored with funds from public subscription, local civic organizations, and the City of Jackson.

End of Kimbell House