Captain John Looney and his company of Volunteers from Maury County Tennessee, fought under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, where they defeated the Creek Indians during the war of 1812. When the conflict ended in 1814 the resulting treaty made it possible for Alabama to become a state in 1818.
While passing through the area, Looney liked the beauty of the land around the Coosa River, and planned to move. After returning to his home he sold his property, and moved his family to Beaver Valley, west of the Coosa River in the vicinity of what is now the city of Ashville in St Clair County. There he and his sons constructed a 19×48 foot two story pen dog-trot log home. The walls are consisted of 12-18″ squared pine logs, dovetailed at the corners and pegged with dowels. The floors are planed heart pine. Large fireplaces heated each lower room and the chimneys at each end were constructed of hand-pressed brick in a Flemish bond.
John Looney House
4187 Greensport Road (CR 24)
Ashville, AL 35953
Coordinates: N 33° 49.24 W 086° 11.54