Augustin Rochon Plantation (1BA337), Baldwin County, Alabama.


Southwestern Alabama's colonial history is represented by the sites of settlements, forts, villages, and river plantations that spanned the French (1699-1763), British (1763-1780) and Spanish (1780-1813) periods. In the eighteenth century, over 60 plantations were established along the major waterways around Mobile, but fewer than ten have been identified as archaeological sites, and excavation has occured at only four. Unfortunately, many of the historic sites around Mobile Bay now lie beneath waterfront developments, and on the periphery of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta large industrial plants now sit on the river bluffs once occupied by colonial plantations. The Augustin Rochon Plantation site (1BA337) contains archaeological remains of a plantation home and associated buildings occupied primarily during the British colonial period (1763-1780) by the Augustin Rochon family. When discovered in 1996, this site was threatened by private residential construction in the modern town of Spanish Fort. Archaeological investigations began at the Augustin Rochon Plantation site that year, with grant support from the Alabama Historical Commission, and continued through 1998 with volunteers from the community.

Cite this Record

Augustin Rochon Plantation (1BA337), Baldwin County, Alabama.. ( tDAR id: 380943) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KH0PQ1

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1759 to 1780

Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.93; min lat: 30.661 ; max long: -87.905; max lat: 30.682 ;

Record Identifiers

1999.005(s): Accession Number

Source Collections

University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies Augustin Rochon Plantation Site Collection 1999.005

University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum Collection 1999.005

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-4 of 4)


  1. Material Culture of an 18th-Century Gulf Coast Plantation; the Augustin Rochon Plantation, ca. 1750s-1780, Baldwin County, Alabama. (2000)


  1. Artifact Photos from the Augustin Rochon Plantation site (1BA337), Baldwin County, Alabama. (1996)
  2. Excavation Photos from the Augustin Rochon Plantation site (1BA337), Mobile County, Alabama. (1996)


  1. Glass Beads from the Augustin Rochon Plantation (1BA337), Baldwin County, Alabama. (2000)