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Old Spring Hill, Alabama


Old Spring Hill is an unincorporated community in Marengo County, Alabama, just south ofOld Spring Hill Alabama pictures Demopolis. This village was settled in the early 1800s with a Methodist church established in 1825 and a Baptist church in 1828. Prior to the American Civil War it had a male academy, a female academy, a Masonic lodge, and several stores. Old Spring Hill Memorial United Methodist Church is pictured to the right.

The community was originally named Spring Hill, but a community by the same name near Mobile was granted a post office under that name after the Civil War, when Spring Hill had lost its post office. In order to have a new post office established, the name was changed to Old Spring Hill.

Allen Grove is a plantation and historic district located in Old Spring Hill. The Greek Revival house was built for John Gray Allen in 1857 by David Rudisill. It is a two-story frame structure with a two-story front portico featuring square paneled columns. The roof is hipped with side dormers. In 1890Old Spring Hill Alabama pictures the rear facade was altered when a kitchen and pantry wing and a two-story back porch was added.

The house and two other plantation buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1994 as a part of the Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings multiple property submission.

The house is about a mile east of US Highway 43. Mrs. Ruth Allen lives in the house today. The house was so inviting I almost knocked on the front door to say hello.

The grave plots shown below are in the old section of town on County Road 1.

Allen Grove
County Road 1
Old Spring Hill, Alabama