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Pond Spring

Alabama

12280 Highway 20
Hillsboro, AL 35643
United States

Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home is located in Lawrence County in north Alabama. The 50-acre site includes 12 historic buildings, gardens, and archaeological features that date back almost 5,000 years. The main structure on the property is the post-Civil War home of Joseph Wheeler who was a Confederate lieutenant general, a U.S. congressman, a Spanish-American War general, and only one of two generals to achieve the rank of general in the U.S. army after the Civil War. The site gets its name from the large spring-fed pond located on the grounds.