Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
General John Coffee
Home Site and Grave
Cavalry Commander under Andrew Jackson throughout War of 1812:
(Creek War, Pensacola, New Orleans).
Negotiated many treaties ceding Indian lands to U.S. Made original surveys of Tennessee Valley.
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
Location. 34° 50.457′ N, 87° 41.295′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Cloverdale Road/Co Rd 157. Just off N. Cox Creek Pkwy head East past CVS Pharmacy on left. The Coffee home burn down but family cemetery is still there and is on private property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Florence's Early Water Tower 1890Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Larimore Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Homer Givens (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Regarding General John Coffee. Cemetery Wall
The cemetery is completely surrounded with a brick wall about 4 or 5 ft tall with a set of steps on the inside of the wall none on the outside.
Also see . . . Findagrave John Coffee. General John R Coffee son of Captain Joshua and Elizabeth (Graves) Coffee married Mary Donalson, 3 Oct 1809 in Davidson Co., TN. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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