Belle Mont

Belle Mont Mansion, near Tuscumbia, Colbert County, was built circa 1828 for plantation owner Alexander Williams Mitchell. The dramatic front entrance is a hallmark of the Palladian architectural style, likely influenced by the designs of Pres. Thomas Jefferson. The mansion's builder, Alexander Williams Mitchell, lived near Jefferson's Monticello estate in Virginia before relocating to Alabama in 1820.

Courtesy of the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division