Aigleville

Name:

Aigleville

County:

Marengo

Zip Code:

36732

Latitude / Longitude:

32°31′00″N 87°49′24″W / 32.51664°N 87.82329°W / 32.51664 -87.82329

Elevation:

161 ft (49 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Roads:

Located on the Black Warrior River in Marengo County, Alabama.

Climate:

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.

Comments:

The settlement was established in late 1818 by former French Bonapartists and refugees from Saint-Domingue. Aigleville translated means Eagle Town as it was named in honor of the French Imperial Eagle which was used by the Grande Armee of Napoleon I. The most priminent colonsists include Honore Bayol, Jean-Marie Chapron, Benoit Chasseriau, Jean-Simone Chaudron, General Bertrand Clausel, Colonel Jean-Jerome Cluis, Charles DeBrosse, General Lefebvre-Desnoettes, Edouard George, Auguste Follin, MArc-Antonine Frenage, Joseph Lakanal, General Charles Lallemand, Henri-Dominque Lallemand, Michael LeBouttellier, Bazile Meslier, Stephen Nidelet, Colonel Nicholas-Simon Parmentier, Guillaume Promis, Jean Penieres, Frederic Ravesies, Count Pierre-Francois Real, General Antoine Rigaud, Francis Stollenwerck, Francoise Teterl, and General Dominique Vandamme.

Remains:

As the colony started to fail, Aigleville was abandoned by the late 1830s. General Lefebvre-Desnoettes’ house was noted to be still standing during a government survey of the area in 1842. The site was heavily forested by the early 20th century and was used for industrial usage during the later half of the 20th century and into the 21st century while under ownership by a local cement plant. The area is now barren.

Established:

1818

Disestablished:

1830s

Current Status:

Barren

Remarks:

Established by French Vine and Olive colonists

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