Wheeler Plantation

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Wheeler Plantation


Lawrence County, Hillsboro, Plantation, Wheeler Plantation


Wheeler Plantation, or Ponds Spring, was the residence of General Joseph Wheeler from 1866 to 1906. Wheeler was a West Point graduate, a leader of the Confederate Calvary, a U.S. Congressman, and a Spanish-American War hero. Among the historic structures on the property are three dwellings from three different periods: an early "dogtrot" log cabin, an antebellum plantation residence, and the present main house built after the Civil War. The site also contains three cemeteries, a log barn, and an ice house with a stone-lined cellar. Wheeler's daughter, Annie, lived on the plantation until her death in 1955. It remained in the Wheeler family until 1993, when it was donated by them to the state of Alabama and the Alabama Historical Commission. The museum is open Wednesday - Saturday, 9am - 4pm and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm.

Wed.-Sat., tours given hourly at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm.

On Sundays, hourly tours are at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Tours meet on the hour on the Wheeler Home front porch.

Closed Monday, Tuesday, and State holidays.


Dylan Tucker, University of North Alabama


County, Ala. The Heritage of Lawrence County, Alabama. Limited 1st ed. Clanton, AL: Heritage Pub. Consultants, 1999.



Alabama Cultural Resource Survey