Barton Hall (Alabama)

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Barton Hall
Barton Hall Alabama.jpg
HABS photo of Barton Hall, taken in 1935.
Barton Hall (Alabama) is located in Alabama
Barton Hall (Alabama)
Barton Hall (Alabama) is located in the US
Barton Hall (Alabama)
Location Cherokee, Alabama
Coordinates 34°45′8.98″N 88°0′12.02″W / 34.7524944°N 88.0033389°W / 34.7524944; -88.0033389Coordinates: 34°45′8.98″N 88°0′12.02″W / 34.7524944°N 88.0033389°W / 34.7524944; -88.0033389
Built 1840
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 73000337
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 7, 1973[1]
Designated NHL November 7, 1973[1]

Barton Hall, also known as the Cunningham Plantation, is an antebellum plantation house built for Armstead Barton in the 1840s near present-day Cherokee, Alabama. The home is located south of US 72 and east of the Natchez Trace Parkway, in the former town of Buzzard Roost.[2]


The National Park Service describes the home as an unusually sophisticated Greek Revival-style plantation house with small Doric entrance and limestone-paved rear courtyard. The interior contains a stairway that ascends in a series of double flights and bridge-like landings to an observatory on the rooftop that offers views of the plantation.[1]


The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[1][3]

In November 2008, the famous photographer Charles Moore captured his final documented images on this property.

Because the home has remained a private residence since being declared a National Historic Landmark, it is not open to the public.


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  1. ^ a b c d "Barton Hall". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-27. Archived from the original on 2008-04-03. 
  2. ^ Fred Smoot. "Colbert County History / Barton Hall". Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  3. ^ W. Warner Floyd (1973-05-02). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Barton Hall / Cunningham Plantation" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, undated (1.24 MB)

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