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Vine and Olive Colony - Demopolis, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 32° 30.182 W 087° 48.235
16S E 424482 N 3596480
Quick Description: Historical marker for the early French colony in the Demopolis area.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 12:45:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM7NKZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 14

Long Description:

Text of marker:

Exiled Bonapartists granted four Townships of land in this area by Act of Congress March 3, 1817.  Colonists founded Demopolis in 1817 and villages of Aigleville and Arcola soon thereafter.  Attempt to cultivate grapes and olives failed.  After a few years the settlements were practically abandoned by the French refugees.

Marker Name: Vine and Olive Colony

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
More information available at http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmamcrk4/pkt45.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vine_and_Olive_Colony


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1967

Marker Number: Not listed

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