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Canton Bend United Methodist Church

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This small frame building which houses the Canton Bend Methodist Church, was constructed by church members during the early 1900’s.  It is situated adjacent to the old Canton Cemetery, within site of an earlier church, the Canton Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The grave of Ann Smith, wife of Duncan C. Smith, the first Wilcox County Circuit […]

Wilcox Female Institute

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The first school in Camden was built on the site of a block of brick stores now owned by Mrs. C. B. Jones’ heirs. Afterwards this school was closed and the Wilcox Female Institute was built and chartered. Later it was used as the county high school. This Institute was built according to authentic sources […]

Wilcox County Courthouse

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The Wilcox County Courthouse was built in 1858 by Alexander J. Bragg, brother of the builder of the Bragg-Mitchell home in Mobile.  The Greek Revival structure is known architecturally for its four massive Doric columns and balustrade wrought iron steps leading to the second floor central doorway.  It is one of only six antebellum court […]