Friday, July 4, 2008

Forks of Cypress

Last weekend I got a tour of the Forks of Cypress in Florence, AL. These columns belonged to a home that was built here back in the 1920s. In the 1960s, it burned down after being struke by lightning. The columns are now a historical landmark, and can never be torn down. It is called the Forks of Cypress because it is the middle of two creeks: Small Cypress Creek and Large Cypress Creek. If you ever come visit, they are really close to where I live.



6 comments:

Amber said...

that's weird--seems like they would rebuild the house

there seems to be a lot of interesting stuff around there

I can't believe that girl got struck by lightning--good job getting the tree smoking--I'll have to check that story out :)

Anonymous said...

They can't rebuild the house because the foundation wouldn't hold it up, and they would have to tear down the original columns.

Anonymous said...

how were you able to get a "tour" of the Forks? It is on private property, and I would really like to go up there without the cops showing up. We used to hang at ghost bridge when I was younger.

Sarah said...

Sorry for the random post, but you do realize that the Forks is a Civil War-era plantation, right? The chimney near the columns belonged to the old slave quarters. There's also a slave cemetery on the property, as well as "ghost bridge." I recently moved to the area and was taken there by a coworker. I'm impressed you got to go on the property.

John said...

The house was built around 1830 not 1920.

Cranberry Girl said...

This house has been a minor obsession of mine since I was about 13. The last time I was there, the plaster was still on the columns. I'd love to come down there again. How did you set up a tour? I'd love to know.