Historic Markers Across Alabama



Gaineswood



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of South Cedar Avenue and East Whitfield Street, Demopolis, Alabama
County: Marengo
Coordinates: N 32° 30.513    W 087° 50.11
  32.50855    -87.83516666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7NNG
 



Text:

Built 1842-1860 by Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield 1799-1868 accomplished planter of the Canebrake

using imported materials and artisans Glorifying the Greek Revival Architecture by combining Doric exterior Corinthian grand ballroom Ionic parlor and dining room with mirrors, chandeliers, columns, domes

This house was named for Gen. George Strother Gaines, 1784-1872 distinguished United States Agent and Factor to Choctaw Indian Nation


Erected 1961 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Gaineswood