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Rurill Hill Plantation

Location: Perry Co., AL
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History: At the time of the 1860 census, Philip owned 2200 acres and 89 slaves, as well as stock in the Alabama-Mississippi Railroad, for a total worth of $175,300. His estates were called "Rurill Hill" (probably named after John Davidson's "Rural Hill" plantation in Mecklenberg Co., N.C.) and "Kings." He may have owned land in other areas of Alabama, perhaps including Choctaw County, as well. Following the end of the Civil War, Philip Pitts retained at least part of his holdings at Rurill Hill, but Kings seems to have disappeared. In 1870, he bought a section of the Lodebo plantation adjoining Rurill Hill. He remained a cotton planter until his death on 22 April 1884.

Associated Surnames: Pitts

Associated Plantations: Kings Plantation (Perry Co., AL), Lodebo Plantation (Perry Co., AL)


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Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Souther Historical Collection: #602 Philip Henry Pitts Papers http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/p/Pitts,Philip_Henry


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