New Event for House in the Horseshoe Bend

August 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

  I finally got the pictures of this event edited and posted in the gallery.  The House in the Horseshoe Bend was built around 1772.  The family of Colonel Philip Alston resided in the house until 1790.  During that time, on July 29, 1781, a battle ensued between Alston and his group of Whigs against a group of Tories, led by David Fanning.  The skirmish ended when Fanning threatened to burn the house down...Alston surrendered.  

  In 1798, Gov. Benjamin Williams moved into the house and renamed it Retreat.  During his time of residence, Williams turned the land into a plantation that was prosperous for the time.  Williams passed away in 1814 and his family lived in the house until 1853.  If you would like to learn more about this fascinating house in history, you can visit their website here:  House in Horseshoe Bend.


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