Belmont / Belle Mont

Dublin Core


Belmont / Belle Mont


Colbert County, Alabama; Tuscumbia, Alabama; Belmont; Belle Mont; Thomas Jefferson; Architecture; National Register of Historic Places; Historic American Buildings Survey


A rare Southern example of architectural "Jeffersonian Classicism," the Belmont plantation house was completed in 1835 as a residence for Isaac Winston, a successful and wealthy planter who would, in his sixties, volunteer for service in the Confederate army. Together with the Brandon, Battersea, and Randolph-Semple manions of Winston's native Virginia, and other regional examples like Saunders Hall in Lawrence County, Belmont demonstrates the scope and extent of Thomas Jefferson's influence on early-to-mid-19th-century domestic architecture.

During the 1930s, the Historic American Buildings Survey documented the Belmont complex in a series of photographs and measured drawings, and the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


Brian Corrigan, University of North Alabama


National Register of Historic Places, Belmont, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, National Register #82002003.

Historic American Buildings Survey, HABS AL-388, (accessed November 7, 2015).


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


November 7, 2015


text image