Historic Markers Across Alabama

Sweetwater 1828

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Florence Boulevard (U.S. 43) and Sweetwater Avenue, Florence, AL
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 49.516    W 087° 38.675
  34.82526666    -87.64458333
Waymark: None


Home of Major John Brahan, veteran of War of 1812, Major General, Alabama Militia, who owned 4,000 acres here. Built of bricks made on the place, marble mantels imported from Italy, boxwood hedge from London. Named for spring nearby. Federals and Confederates quartered here at various times during the Civil War.

Home of Brahan's son-in-law, Robert M. Patton, Governor of Alabama, 1865-1868.

End of Sweetwater 1828