McMahon House

McMahon House (HM1EW1)

Location: Courtland, AL 35618 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 40.139', W 87° 18.361'

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Built about 1830 for merchant Joseph Trotter, this house was purchased in 1838 by John J. McMahon, a Virginia-born cotton factor who divided his time between Courtland and New Orleans. The house remained the home of McMahon's descendants for nearly 150 years. John McMahon's wife, Harriet, was the daughter of Dr. Jack Shackelford, who in 1836 organized a military company, the Courtland "Red Rovers," to fight for Texas independence. Donated by the family to the Alabama Historical Commission in 1987, the house was privately restored under protective covenant. The McMahon house is a notable example of the Federal-period architecture brought to this area by early settlers from the Atlantic seaboard.
HM NumberHM1EW1
Historical Period19th Century, Texas Independence
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberHM1EW1
Year Placed1992
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
Marker Condition
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 471963 N 3836378
Decimal Degrees34.66898333, -87.30601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.139', W 87° 18.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 8.3400" N, 87° 18' 21.6600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2844-2970 Jefferson St, Courtland AL 35618, US
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Private residence home in COurtland Al. the address is 833 Hamilton st. BUt the entrance is located on Jefferson Street

Apr 18, 2016 at 8:17pm PDT by lisapace71

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