Preuit Oaks

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Preuit Oaks


Colbert County, Alabama; Leighton, Alabama; Preuit Oaks; Architecture; National Register of Historic Places; Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage


Preuit Oaks is a plantation complex once owned and operated by W. Richard Preuit, one of the most successful cotton planters of the so-called "Town Creek Triangle" area during the mid-19th century. Family tradition holds that the central cottage was built in 1847 by Dr. John S. Napier and acquired by Preuit, a native of North Carolina, during the 1850s. In addition to the one-and-a-half-story cottage with gable roofs, the plantation encompasses ten supporting wood structures constructed between 1850 and 1890, along with a family cemetery and slave cemetery.

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.


Brian Corrigan, University of North Alabama


National Register of Historic Places, Preuit Oaks, Leighton, Colbert County, Alabama, National Register #86000997.


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


November 10, 2015


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