We watched in awe as 80 tons and 188 years of history traveled down country roads in the Molette’s Bend area on the Alabama River. For much of the 19th century, these roads were thoroughfares for horse carriages taking cotton down to the steamboats waiting on the river. Loads of cotton still travels these roads, and much of the original 3,000 acres of the plantation is still owned by the same family.
The Molette Plantation house has been in the family for 7 generations, and the family plans for that tradition to continue. In fact, it has been moved twice in the past 4 years to save it from either being demolished or at risk of being destroyed by 100-year flood waters. Below is a picture of it in 1934 in its original location. It was moved from here in 2008 to make way for a new home.