Daniel Pratt

Daniel Pratt was a talented builder-architect before he became an industrialist in Alabama. An architect's apprentice in his teens in New Hampshire, at age 20 Pratt moved to Georgia to ply his trade, building homes for wealthy plantation owners. He later settled in Autauga County and founded the town of Prattville, which became a center of industry, particularly the manufacture of cotton gins.

Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History