Confederate Memorial Park

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Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park located in Marbury, Alabama, Autauga County, tells the story of Alabama’s Confederate soldier both during the Civil War and afterwards. The park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows. The site included 22 buildings consisting of cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial Hall, an administration building which held offices, a library, and a large auditorium.

Features of the 102-acre memorial park site include two cemeteries, Mountain Creek Post Office, Marbury Methodist Church, nature trail, covered pavilions, museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old Soldiers Home, uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during the Civil War.

The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, while others moved to Alabama after the war. The last veteran died at the home in 1934. The facility closed in 1939 when the five remaining widows were moved to Montgomery for better care.

Group Tours and Programs: Contact the museum at (205) 755-1990, or alacmp@bellsouth.net to arrange a group tour and/or a group Civil War program.

437 Co Rd 63, Marbury, Alabama
9AM – 5PM
Phone: 205-755-1990

Marbury Alabama Map

Autauga County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Marbury Highlighted 0146600
Maps Credit: DemocraticLuntz at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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