Tait–Ervin House

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Tait–Ervin House
Tait-Ervin House 2008.JPG
Front elevation of the Tait–Ervin House, showing the wrap-around Carolina porch
Tait–Ervin House is located in Alabama
Tait–Ervin House
Tait–Ervin House is located in the United States
Tait–Ervin House
Nearest cityCamden, Alabama
Coordinates31°58′19″N 87°22′38″W / 31.97194°N 87.37722°W / 31.97194; -87.37722Coordinates: 31°58′19″N 87°22′38″W / 31.97194°N 87.37722°W / 31.97194; -87.37722
NRHP reference #95000147[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 24, 1995

The Tait–Ervin House, also known as Countryside, is a historic plantation house near Camden, Alabama. The two-story wood-frame house was built in 1855 for Robert Tait by a builder named Henry Cook.[1] Robert was the grandson of Charles Tait, a United States Senator from Georgia. The plantation was acquired after the American Civil War by Robert Tait's sister, Sarah Asbury Tait Ervin, and her husband, Dr. Robert Hugh Ervin. Dr. Ervin served in both houses of the Alabama Legislature and was elected President Pro Tem of the state senate in 1872. The house remained in the Ervin family until 1991, when it was sold to the Phillipi family.[2] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1995.[1]


Historic American Buildings Survey photographs from 1936:


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Wilcox County Heritage Book Committee (2002). The heritage of Wilcox County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. p. 66.

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