Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lendon's neighbor - Jones Valley Farm history.

I thought it would be a great idea to give a little history of the Jones Valley Farm where Lendon is being built. This land was farmed back in the 1800's by salve labor and was not accessible by roads or any type of transit.  When Carl Jones found out about the land that had been for sale for the past four years the only buildings that were on the land were a mule barn built in 1915 and an abandoned house built by slave labor in 1823 with bricks made in the yard.  The farm still at this point was not well served by roads and had no utilities, fencing or infrastructure.
In 1939, Carl Jones moved his family from Nashville to the farm here in Huntsville. Today, Ray Jones writes in the book featured to the left, the farm is the largest active urban farm “and a real legacy to Carl and Ed Jones who started it all.’’  It is amazing to look at the wonderful development in the area and imagine the flowing fields that once were entirely farmed then be able to look to the left or the right and still see the active farm.  It's almost like being a part of history while enjoying the comforts of today and beyond.
If you are planning to move to Lendon or just enjoy the Jones Valley area and it's rich history, please feel free to click on the book and get a copy for your coffee table.

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