Jesse Pickens Pugh Farmstead
US 84, 3.5 mi. W of Grove Hill, Grove Hill, Alabama
A historic 289-acre (117 ha) homestead near Grove Hill in rural Clarke County, Alabama.
+31.70595, -87.8326831°42'21" N, 87°49'58" W
Quadrangle map:Grove Hill
The Jesse Pickens Pugh Farmstead is a historic 289-acre (117 ha) homestead near Grove Hill in rural Clarke County, Alabama. The homestead contains seven contributing buildings, two contributing sites, and one contributing structure. These include a half-spraddle roof cottage that was built in 1865, agricultural outbuildings, agricultural fields, and burials. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999, due to its architectural significance.
Jesse Pickens Pugh was born on April 17, 1829 in Clarke County, Alabama. He was the son of Isaac Pugh, born in 1785 in Georgia, and Hanna Baskin, born 1793 in South Carolina. Isaac and Hanna Pugh settled in what was to become Clarke County in 1810, prior to the establishment of the county within the Mississippi Territory and the ensuing Creek War. His paternal grandfather, Elijah Pugh of North Carolina and Georgia, followed in 1811 and settled on adjoining land. Elijah Pugh was a Revolutionary War veteran.
Jesse Pickens Pugh married Sophia Bettis, born 1839, on January 8, 1858 in Clarke County. Together they established their residence here and had ten children, with nine living into adulthood. Jesse Pickens Pugh died on March 12, 1929 and is buried in the Pugh family cemetery.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999
- Reference number
- NR name
- Pugh, Jesse Pickens, Farmstead
- Architectural style
- Other architectural type; Half-spraddle roof cottage
- Area of significance
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- A - Event; C - Design/Construction
- Property type
- Historic functions
- Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Agricultural fields; Graves/burials
- Current functions
- Agricultural fields; Graves/burials
- Periods of significance
- 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
- Significant year
- Number of properties
- Contributing buildings: 7
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 1
- May 24, 2011: Updated by WillyT: Added Description