Historic Markers Across Alabama



William B. Travis House C. 1820



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of U.S. 84 and County Road 1, Perdue Hill, Alabama
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 31° 31.031    W 087° 29.836
  31.51718333    -87.49726666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The Alabama home of the commander of the Alamo. While living in this house Travis read law under The Hon. James Dellet of Claiborne, Al. In 1831, at the age of 22, he left Claiborne for Texas where he practiced law and became involved in the Texas Revolution. Travis, along with Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie and about 180 other men, were killed in March 1836 while defending the mission from Mexican forces. The house was moved from its original site in the old City of Claiborne 1 ½ miles away.

Restored by Ann & Palmer Bedsole, 1985







End of William B. Travis House C. 1820