Historic Markers Across Alabama



Wildwood



Marker ID: UDC 
Location: John T Reid Parkway/Lee Highway (U.S. 72) ¼ mile east of Walker Street, Gurley AL
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 41.596    W 086° 21.565
  34.69326666    -86.35941666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Home of Virginia Clay Clopton (1825-1915)
Author and Social Leader who was known
in Washington society
as "The Belle of the Fifties"
Whose first husband, Clement Claiborne Clay (1817-1882), was
United States Senator from Alabama (1853-1861)
and Confederate Leader (1861-1865)
and Whose second husband, David Clopton (1820-1892),
was a United States Congressman
from Alabama (1859-1861)
and later Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court of Alabama.


Erected 1958 by Huntsville Historical Society/The Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter, U.D.C.







End of Wildwood