Whitfield Canal

Whitfield Canal (HMPF5)

Location: Demopolis, AL 36732 Marengo County
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N 32° 30.459', W 87° 50.27'

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Drainage canal constructed between 1845and 1863 by slaves of General Nathan BryanWhitfield, builder of Gaineswood, to preventwater from overflowing and flooding hisplantation. The water from 2,070 acres southand east of Gaineswood originally followeda 17 mile course to reach the TombigbeeRiver. The canal, approximately 1 mile longin some places more than 30 feet deep, quicklydiverts this surface water into the riverat Demopolis.
HM NumberHMPF5
Year Placed1974
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 421300 N 3597016
Decimal Degrees32.50765000, -87.83783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.459', W 87° 50.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 27.54" N, 87° 50' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1589-1599 W Morgan St, Demopolis AL 36732, US
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