“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

General John Coffee

City of Florence Walk of Honor

General John Coffee Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, July 13, 2009
1. General John Coffee Marker
Through his personal and business relationship with Andrew Jackson, Gen. Coffee led Jackson's cavalry in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and became a celebrated American hero.
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
Location. 34° 48.406′ N, 87° 37.88′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Jackson (here, next to this marker); Kelton D. (Kelso) Herston (here, next to this marker); Lynn Middleton Sibley (here, next to this marker); General Arthur E. Brown, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Henry S. "Hank" Klibanoff (a few steps from this marker); Rear Admiral Fran McKee (a few steps from this marker); Michael Hall Mobbs (a few steps from this marker); Edward Stanley Robbins (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . .
1. John Coffee. John Coffee (June 2, 1772 – July 7, 1833) was an American
Walk of Honor River Heritage Park Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, March 22, 2010
2. Walk of Honor River Heritage Park
planter and military leader. He was considered the most even-tempered and least selfish of Jackson's lifelong friends. He was described as a big awkward man, careless of dress, slow of speech, but kindly, tactful and wise. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Alabama Department of Archives and History. List of twenty men who purchased land in Florence, Alabama. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. Alabama Department of Archives and History. Letter from John Coffee in Huntsville, Alabama, written to commissioners who, like him, are responsible "for marking the boundary lines of the ter. ceded by the Creek nation." (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

4. General John Coffee Cemetery. The General John Coffee Cemetery is located in Florence, Alabama. The following photos and transcription were taken by Glenn Lee in May, 1999. Some of the markers are in very bad condition and I translated them as accurately as possible; however, some of them could be incorrect. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

5. Graves: Coffee spend 15 years in Florence. Times Daily Tuesday June 28 2005 page 1A and 3 A by Todd Twilley (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

6. Area Once Home to Two Coffee Plantations. Times Daily/Sunday Sept 4, 2005 by Bill McDonald (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. War of 1812
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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