Historic Markers Across Alabama

Kirk-View Farm

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on Oak Street (County Road 155), Cahaba, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 19.434    W 087° 5.892
  32.3239    -87.0982
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


In 1866, shortly after the Civil War and a severe flood, the county seat was moved from Cahaba to Selma. Residents rapidly abandoned the town. Many homes were dismantled and reassembled elsewhere.

Despite this trend, returning Confederate veteran Samuel McCurdy Kirkpatrick and his wife Sarah purchased a large brick house and outlying structures here on the northern edge of town. They acquired many of the vacated town lots and consolidated them into a large farm. For nearly seventy years, three generations of Kirkpatricks managed a model farm here called "Kirk-View."

The Kirkpatrick home burned in 1935. The structure you see today was one of two located behind the house and was originally constructed as slave quarters.

Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.

End of Kirk-View Farm