National Register of Historic Places listings in Wilcox County, Alabama

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Location of Wilcox County in Alabama

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Wilcox County, Alabama.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Wilcox County, Alabama, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.[1]

There are 15 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 15, 2019.[2]
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Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Ackerville Baptist Church of Christ
Ackerville Baptist Church of Christ
April 18, 2003
State Route 89
32°01′54″N 87°04′06″W / 32.03167°N 87.0684°W / 32.03167; -87.0684 (Ackerville Baptist Church of Christ)
Ackerville Greek Revival-style church, built in 1848.
2 William King Beck House
William King Beck House
May 21, 1993
Northern side of State Route 28, 3.2 mi (5.1 km) north of its junction with State Route 10
32°02′44″N 87°20′07″W / 32.04567°N 87.33521°W / 32.04567; -87.33521 (William King Beck House)
Camden Plantation along the Alabama River near Camden. The main house was built in 1845 for William King Beck, nephew of William R. King. King was the 13th Vice President of the United States.[6]
3 Tristram Bethea House
Tristram Bethea House
July 11, 1985
State Route 28 and County Road 22
32°03′14″N 87°21′00″W / 32.05385°N 87.3499°W / 32.05385; -87.3499 (Tristram Bethea House)
Canton Bend Federal style plantation house, built in 1842 for Tristram Bethea. It was the first brick house in the county.[7]
4 Dry Forks Plantation
Dry Forks Plantation
February 26, 1999
East of State Route 41, 5.5 mi (8.9 km) southwest of Camden
31°54′07″N 87°21′39″W / 31.90188°N 87.36089°W / 31.90188; -87.36089 (Dry Forks Plantation)
Coy Federal style plantation house, built from 1832 to 1834 for James Asbury Tait by skilled slave artisans.[8]
5 Furman Historic District
Furman Historic District
May 13, 1999
Roughly along Old Snow Hill Rd., County Road 59, Burson Rd., and State Route 21
32°00′11″N 86°58′02″W / 32.003056°N 86.967222°W / 32.003056; -86.967222 (Furman Historic District)
Furman Historic district that encompasses most of the community and includes a wide variety of 19th century buildings.
6 Hawthorn House
Hawthorn House
March 7, 1985
9 N. Broad St.
31°52′48″N 86°59′21″W / 31.88°N 86.98917°W / 31.88; -86.98917 (Hawthorn House)
Pine Apple Greek Revival style plantation house, built for Joseph Richard Hawthorne in 1854.[9]
7 Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall
January 5, 1984
State Route 221
31°58′22″N 87°20′07″W / 31.97283°N 87.33539°W / 31.97283; -87.33539 (Liberty Hall)
Camden Greek Revival plantation house, built for John Robert McDowell in 1855.[10]
8 Liddell Archeological Site
Liddell Archeological Site
November 17, 1978
Address Restricted
Camden Prehistoric Native American archaeological site with evidence of human occupation from 9000 BC to 1800 AD. Best known for its Burial Urn culture artifacts.[11]
9 Oak Hill Historic District
Oak Hill Historic District
June 26, 1998
Area around the junction of State Routes 10 and 21
31°55′19″N 87°05′01″W / 31.92188°N 87.08368°W / 31.92188; -87.08368 (Oak Hill Historic District)
Oak Hill Historic district containing architectural styles ranging from the various mid-19th century revivals to the Victorian.
10 Pine Apple Historic District
Pine Apple Historic District
February 26, 1999
Roughly along Old Depot, County Roads 59, 7, and 61, Broad St., Banana St., State Route 10, and Adams Dr.
31°52′14″N 86°59′22″W / 31.870556°N 86.989444°W / 31.870556; -86.989444 (Pine Apple Historic District)
Pine Apple Historic district containing architectural styles ranging from the Craftsman to the Colonial Revival.
11 Prairie Mission
Prairie Mission
October 29, 2001
¼ mile southeast of the junction of State Route 28 and McCall Rd.
32°08′30″N 87°25′40″W / 32.14156°N 87.42782°W / 32.14156; -87.42782 (Prairie Mission)
Catherine Mission school for African Americans that was founded by the Freedman's Board of the United Presbyterian Church of North America in 1885.
12 Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute
Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute
February 24, 1995
Northern side of County Road 26, northwest of Snow Hill
32°01′14″N 87°01′59″W / 32.02064°N 87.03298°W / 32.02064; -87.03298 (Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute)
Snow Hill African American school founded in 1893 by Dr. William J. Edwards, a graduate of Tuskegee University. It grew over time until, at its height, it included a campus of 27 buildings, a staff of 35, and over 400 students.
13 Tait-Ervin House
Tait-Ervin House
February 24, 1995
205 County Road 33
31°58′19″N 87°22′38″W / 31.97188°N 87.37724°W / 31.97188; -87.37724 (Tait-Ervin House)
Camden Plantation house built for Robert Tait in 1855. It features a one-story Carolina porch and elaborate interior plasterwork.[12]
14 Wilcox County Courthouse Historic District
Wilcox County Courthouse Historic District
January 18, 1979
Irregular pattern along Broad St.
31°59′28″N 87°17′21″W / 31.99123°N 87.2891°W / 31.99123; -87.2891 (Wilcox County Courthouse Historic District)
Camden Historic district, centered on the Wilcox County Courthouse, that features a wide variety of 19th and early 20th century architectural styles.
15 Wilcox Female Institute
Wilcox Female Institute
April 3, 1975
Church St.
31°59′40″N 87°17′40″W / 31.99458°N 87.29431°W / 31.99458; -87.29431 (Wilcox Female Institute)
Camden Greek Revival style school building, built 1845 to 1850 as a boarding school for girls.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes from USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ "Beck-Bryant-Talbot Home". Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  7. ^ "Bethea-Strother-Stewart Home". Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  8. ^ "Dry Fork". Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  9. ^ Smith, Robert; Frances Donald Dudley Grimes (1990). History of Pine Apple, Wilcox County, Alabama, 1815-1989. p. 79.
  10. ^ "Harris Home". Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  11. ^ "Office of University Outreach Scholarship Grant Black Belt Environmental Science and Arts Program: 2005 Progress Report" (PDF). Auburn University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  12. ^ Wilcox County Heritage Book Committee (2002). The heritage of Wilcox County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. p. 66.
  13. ^ "Wilcox Female Institute". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved 2008-10-15.