Historic Markers Across Alabama

Vine and Olive Colony

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: the intersection of U.S. 80 and Old Springhill Road, Demopolis, Alabama
County: Marengo
Coordinates: N 32° 30.177    W 087° 48.237
  32.50295    -87.80395
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7NKZ


Exiled Bonapartists granted four Townships of land in this area by Act of Congress March 3, 1817.
Colonists founded Demopolis in 1817 and villages of Aigleville and Arcola soon thereafter.
Attempt to cultivate grapes and olives failed. After a few years the settlements were practically abandoned by the French refugees.

Erected 1967 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Vine and Olive Colony