Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke

Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke (HMILN)

Location: Prattville, AL 36067 Autauga County
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N 32° 27.558', W 86° 28.723'

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Daniel Pratt Cemetery
Final resting place of early Alabama industrialist Daniel Pratt, 1799-1873, and wife Esther Ticknor Pratt, 1803-1875. He was from New Hampshire and she, Connecticut. Married 1827 at Fortville, Jones County, Georgia.

The former carpenter's apprentice practiced his craft in Milledgeville, Ga. Where he gained skill in building and design. In 1832 Pratt came to Alabama to build cotton gins. Esther encouraged Pratt to remain in Alabama in order for him to establish a manufacturing complex and the village of Prattville, founded 1839.

In 1847 Pratt was the recipient of the University of Alabama's first honorary degree. His design strongly influenced the 1851 rebuilding of the State Capitol. Pratt served as a legislator during the Civil War period.

Daniel Pratt Historic District
Listed on National Register 1984. Marker placed by Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority and Autauga County Heritage Association for City of Prattville.
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George Cooke
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Southern itinerant painter was born in Maryland in 1793; married Maria Heath of Virginia in 1815. His wide range of work included landscapes, portraits, and religious and historical subjects. Many of his works, including "Interior of St. Peter's-Rome," are owned by the University of Georgia.

Cooke studied in Europe, 1826 - 1831, where he met poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a lifelong friend. Cooke's patron, Daniel Pratt, displayed a collection of his paintings in the art gallery at the Pratt mansion. After Cooke's 1849 death in New Orleans, he was buried here near the Pratt gallery which had displayed his art as a tribute to his life and work.

Daniel Pratt Historic District
Listed on National Register 1984. Marker placed by Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority and Autauga County Heritage Association for City of Prattville.
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 548991 N 3591467
Decimal Degrees32.45930000, -86.47871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.558', W 86° 28.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 33.48" N, 86° 28' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 Bridge St, Prattville AL 36067, US
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