Historic Markers Across Alabama

Sweetwater — 1828

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Location: at the intersection of Florence Boulevard (U.S. 43) and Sweetwater Avenue, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 49.514    W 087° 38.668
  34.82523333    -87.64446666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHGW3


Home of Major John Brahan, veteran 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. Federal and Confederate quarters here at various times during the Civil War. Home of Brahan's son-in-law Robert M. Patton, Governor of Alabama, 1865-1868.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

End of Sweetwater — 1828