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Nicholas Davis, the original framer of the Constitution of Alabama, settled at his own "Walnut Grove" which is located on Nick Davis Road across from the now Limestone Correctional Facility. He was born in Virginia, moved to Kentucky, served as a U.S. Marshall and later fought in the War of 1812 before moving here to settle in and live as a country gentleman. He spent his days entertaining guest and racing his horses. He was twice a candidate for Governor of Alabama and served as President of the Alabama Senate for five terms. He died September 29th, 1856 and is buried on his home site "Walnut Grove". When visiting Athens, Alabama you will find it has a lot of history and is a great place to explore.