Historic Markers Across Alabama



White Bluff



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on West Monroe Street, Demopolis, Alabama
County: Marengo
Coordinates: N 32° 31.221    W 087° 50.453
  32.52035    -87.84088333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5YC4
 



Text:

Composed of limestone or “Selma chalk” which abounds in fossils.
Called “Ecor Blanc” by eighteenth-century French explorers and cartographers.
Named “Chickasaw Gallery” because early Indian inhabitants harassed boats from here.
Landing site of Bonapartist exiles who established the “Vine and Olive Colony” in 1817.

Erected 1971 by Alabama Historical Association.








End of White Bluff