Belle Mont

Belle Mont (HMJPF)

Location: Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Colbert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 39.957', W 87° 40.051'

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Built between 1828 and 1832, Belle Mont is a foremost example of Jeffersonian Palladian Architecture in the deep south and one of Alabama's first great plantation houses.

It was build for Dr. Alexander W. Mitchell, a native of Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and one of the first large scale~ planters and slaveholders in this area.

In 1833 this 1,680~ acre plantation was sold by Mitchell to another Virginian Native, Isaac Winston. Winston, also a prominent planter and strong supporter of the Confederacy, was the uncle of Alabama's first native born Governor, John Anthony Winston. Belle Monte remained in the hands of Winston heirs until 1941.

In 1983 the house and 33 surrounding acres were donated to the Alabama Historical Commission.

National Register of Historic Places February 23, 1982
Year Placed1992
Placed ByAlabama State Society National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438840 N 3836201
Decimal Degrees34.66595000, -87.66751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 39.957', W 87° 40.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 39' 57.42" N, 87° 40' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1569 Cook Ln, Tuscumbia AL 35674, US
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