This is possibly the only working plantation remaining in the state. Many of the original service buildings are still standing. It is located 6 miles west of Marion on Alabama Highway 14.
Seven miles west of Marion at Folsom is one of Alabama’s last active plantations, one which has been in the same family since the early 1800s. William “the wagon maker” Moore came from South Carolina in 1819 and homesteaded in Alabama. Since then, his farm has grown from the original 80 acres into thousands of acres. Most of the buildings on this property are original and date to the 1800’s. The country store contains historic papers, a deed signed by Andrew Jackson, and other items.
A visit to this property is like traveling back in time. You get to see the log seed house used with the first cotton gin, the second cotton gin, a carriage house, a smoke house, a chicken coop, a potato house with a pit for the storage of vegetables, lard, and sausage, the plantation store with its pot-bellied stove and other items of interest, the blacksmith shop with its tools, the weaving house, a two-story early Federal/Greek Revival style house with clapboards covering the original log structure (Cooper’s home), a canning house, the overseer’s house (now the Folsom Inn), tenant quarters, barns, a fire house with a 1930s fire engine, and much more in their authentic setting. You also see farm equipment, such as wagons, plows, planters, hay rakes, and other pieces.
This plantation is located on both sides of Hwy 14 approximately 7 miles west of Marion.
Tours are available by appointment.
Learn more about the farm by visiting their website: www.holmesteadcompany.com
Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #33 Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation
GPS Coordinates: 32.673076, -87.398574