Bermuda Hill

Bermuda Hill is a historic plantation house near Prairieville, Alabama. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1994 as a part of the Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings multiple property submission.

The vernacular Greek Revival structure is an I-house, built around an earlier log house. The Manning family first owned the property. The Mannings were early settlers and planters in Prairieville and owned large land tracts in the original French grants of the Vine and Olive Colony. In 1845, William W. Manning sold the land to William Weeden of Madison County. It is unclear whether Manning or Weeden built the house. It was acquired by Francis Strother Lyon during the 1850s. He was a prominent Alabama attorney and politician who served two terms in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War, after being an antebellum member of the United States Congress. Lyon also had a primary residence at Bluff Hall in nearby Demopolis. Bermuda Hill has had some alterations over time, one of which was the removal of the second floor balcony under the portico.

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator
  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference and added a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com