Near Tanner in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A grand two story brick house built in the Federal style with a double tier pedimented Palladian portico. The house displays architectural features brought to Limestone County by early settlers from Southside Virginia, and adjacent North Carolina. The Georgian shape, symmetry, fanlights, of the house as well as a convex molded brick water table and brick laid in Flemish bond on the front display expert design and craftmanship.
William Parham is credited with the construction. He was a master craftsman from Virginia who settled nearby. The expertly carved mantel pieces and other interior woodwork are also attributed to him. The most notable owner of Cotton Hill was Luke Matthews (1796-1875) who at one time operated a 1000 acre plantation here.
Erected 2014 by Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens Limestone Tourism Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23715 Huntsville Browns Ferry Road, Athens AL 35613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gamble House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 2 miles away); Limestone County Tornado Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Harris-Pryor House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Gen. N.B. Forrest, C.S.A. (approx. 4.9 miles away); Druid's Grove Plantation / Jones-Donnell Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Oakland United Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tanner.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,040 times since then and 243 times this year. Last updated on November 24, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.