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Buzzard Roost, Alabama
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Buzzard Roost is located three miles west of Cherokee on U.S. Route 72.
Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Bench Chief built his stand in Buzzard Roost in 1801, and he ran an inn with his family. An exhibit telling his story is part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. He is credited with changing the name from Buzzard Sleep to Buzzard Roost.
In the 1840s, Armstead Barton built Barton Hall, also known as the Cunningham Plantation, an antebellum plantation house.
Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge, built over Buzzard Roost Creek in 1860, was 94 ft. long, and located on "Allsboro Rd., which is part of the Natchez Trace Parkway System". It was destroyed by fire on July 15, 1972.
Buzzard Roost was added to the National Register of Historic Places November 7, 1976.
As of 2011, a Pratt pony truss bridge built over Buzzard Roost Creek in 1940 remains, although it is rated "structurally deficient."
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