Nicholas Davis

Nicholas Davis (HMJID)

Location: Harvest, AL 35749 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.156', W 86° 48.268'

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Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia, married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. Was a Captain in the WAR OF 1812 and became a political and personal ally of Henry Clay.

He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired country gentleman.

He was a framer of Alabama's first constitution, was twice a candidate for Governor on the Whig ticket, and served as President of the Alabama Senate for 5 terms.

He died on September 29, 1856 and is buried here at his beloved "WALNUT GROVE".
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517885 N 3851169
Decimal Degrees34.80260000, -86.80446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.156', W 86° 48.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 9.36" N, 86° 48' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29084-29134 County Rd 44, Harvest AL 35749, US
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