Chantilly Plantation - Pike Road, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 32° 20.696 W 086° 06.264
16S E 584277 N 3579022
Quick Description: Located on Vaughn Road, just west of Chantilly Parkway, this marker notes the early history of the Chantilly Plantation and its owners.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2015 7:04:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ3YZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker Text:

Chantilly Plantation was purchased in 1832 at public outcry by Dr. Thomas Burge Taylor of Columbia, SC as a wedding gift for his bride, Harriott Pinkney Raoul. John Ashurst, its original owner, had moved further west. Harriott, a French woman, chose the name Chantilly after Chantilly, France. She was responsible for enlarging the home and landscaping the grounds in the 1830s. Chantilly supplied many goods to other area plantations. Dr. and Mrs. Taylor had no children, so Chantilly passed to his sister's children, the Charles, who lived at Rose Hill. Chantilly has descended to Dr. Taylor's heirs for eight generations.
Marker Name: Chantilly Plantation

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the East Montgomery County Historical Society & the Alabama Historical Association.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2015

Marker Number: Not Listed

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