Pond Spring Home of General Joe Wheeler
Pond Spring Home of Joseph Wheeler
General Joseph Wheeler served his home and county as a Confederate General, a Spanish-American War General, and a congressman. He was a graduate of West Point and a distinguished lawyer. General Wheeler built his home in North Alabama after the Civil War. General Joseph Wheeler & His daughter Annie Early Wheeler
It was during the War Between the States that the Confederate General Wheeler met Lawrence County Widow Daniella Jones Sherrod. After the war Wheeler returned to Lawrence Co., Ala and settled in at Pond Springs.He married Daniella Jones Sherrod in 1866.
The site consists of 50 wooded acres and twelve historic structures. There are actually three homes from Pond Spring.The orginal home is a dog-trot cabin built in 1818 by the Hickman family, the original owners. Then the Sherrod Family built the Federal style home in the 1830's. the main residence was built by the Wheelers in abt. 1872. Other Buildings on the site include orginial slave cabins, and old ice house, log barn and other Plantation outbuildings and also,three family grave yards. All are surrounded by formal boxwood gardens.
The Wheeler Home Museum if filled with the family's furnishings and artifacts. One of the General's daugthers, Miss Annie Early Wheeler, occupied the Home until her death in 1955. Her devotion to helping others was exhibited by her service in the American Red Cross during three wars.Miss Annie was well resepcted and loved by all who knew her.
Pond Spring is located on HWY 20 about 5 miles East of Courtland.
Wheeler Headstone as Arlington