Jefferson Historic District (Jefferson, Alabama)

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Jefferson Historic District
Jefferson Baptist Church (1860).jpg
The Jefferson Baptist Church, built in 1860
Jefferson Historic District (Jefferson, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Jefferson Historic District (Jefferson, Alabama)
Location AL 28, JeffersonAlabama
Coordinates 32°23′8″N 87°53′53″W / 32.38556°N 87.89806°W / 32.38556; -87.89806Coordinates: 32°23′8″N 87°53′53″W / 32.38556°N 87.89806°W / 32.38556; -87.89806
Area 130 acres (53 ha)
Built 1840s-60s
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000342[1]
Added to NRHP November 13, 1976

The Jefferson Historic District is a historic district in the small community of Jefferson, Alabama, United States. The community was founded in 1810.[2] The district consists of thirteen Greek Revival buildings that were selected for inclusion due their significance as examples of the pre-Civil War plantation economy of the Deep South.[2] Some of the buildings included in the district are the Lewis Simmons House (1856), James Aldridge House, Basil Grant House (1855), Dr. James Hildreth House (1848), Frederick Westbrook House (1844), W. L. Kelley House, James Richard Bryan House (1848), Jefferson Methodist Church (1856), and Jefferson Baptist Church (1860).[1][2]

Examples of architecture within the Jefferson Historic District
W. L. Kelley House 
Dr. James Hildreth House 
Frederick Westbrook House 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, page 7. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X