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UPDATED WITH FILM Glennville Plantation – beautiful interior photographs and film of a time forgotten

Glennville Plantation also known as Elmoreland is truly a beautiful mansion. Click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see more vintage pictures of Glennville and click to learn about the area’s connection to Auburn University.


(Also called Elmoreland)

Glennville, Russell County, Alabama

Amazing staircase

Glennville Plantation was built 1842-44 by Columbus Americus Mitchell. He married Mary E. Billingslea on Sep. 4, 1841.


The interior of Glennville Plantation mansion is as elegant as the outside with the beautiful curved stairway and dramatic entrance.The photographs below taken by photographer Alex Bush around 1935 and 1936 show the grandeur of the interior.



Below is the Parlor of the plantation.glennville plantation8 parlor - ElmorelandThis is a closeup view of the Mantel in the sitting room next to the Parlor.glennville plantation10 MANTEL IN SITTING ROOM (S.W. ROOM) ADJOINING PARLO - ElmorelandThe photograph below is a view in the upstairs hall of the front hall door and two side doors. glennville plantation13 VIEW IN HALL UPSTAIRS, FRONT HALL DOOR AND 2 SIDE DOORS. - ElmorelandBelow are photographs of the mantels in two upstairs bedrooms.

Glennville plantation15 MANTEL IN N.E. ROOM UPSTAIRSglennville plantation14MANTEL IN S.E. ROOM, UPSTAIRS - Elmoreland

The Mantel below is in the front reception room downstairs.

Glennville plantation12 MANTEL IN N,E. FRONT ROOM, RECEPTION ROOMThis photograph shows the detail of a medalion in the ceiling.

glennville plantation11ceilingO. - Elmoreland

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  1. Columbus Americus Mitchell and Mary E. Billingslea were my Great-Great Grandparents, I made my way to Glenville this year and explored the area but was not able to get in touch with the owners of the plantation house. Did immensely enjoy finding the family plots, though! I would love to come again and see the house if possible.

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