Purcell - Killingsworth House

Purcell - Killingsworth House (HM1E5A)

Location: Columbia, AL 36319 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 17.82', W 85° 6.636'

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This house, also known as Travelers Rest, was completed in 1890 by William Henry Purcell (1845-1910) a prominent Columbia businessman and politician. Purcell had many business interests including a steamboat landing on the Chattahoochee River. This was the boyhood home of Bishop Clare Purcell (1884-1964) who, in 1955, was elected President of the Council of Bishops, the highest place of recognition ever achieved by a native-born Alabama Methodist minister. In 1946 the Purcell family sold the two acre homestead to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Killingsworth who have meticulously restored this imposing Victorian mansion. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places December 16, 1982.
HM NumberHM1E5A
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Purcell Family
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 679827 N 3464058
Decimal Degrees31.29700000, -85.11060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 17.82', W 85° 6.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 17' 49.20" N, 85° 6' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399 N Main St, Columbia AL 36319, US
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