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Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Coleman Family

Coleman Hill

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, March 8, 2014
1. Coleman Family Marker
Inscription. Wealthy and influential Virginia family settled here in 1820's. Daniel Coleman (1801-1857) built his stately home a block west about 1826. During the Civil War, home was occupied by Yankee troops who took Elizabeth Coleman's teeth for their gold content. Home was destroyed in early 1900's. Coleman Hill was subdivided about 1904.

Daniel, at age 19, was appointed County Judge in 1821, served Alabama House of Representatives 1829-30, Alabama Supreme Court Justice 1851-52. He and brother Ruffin, were incorporators of Athens Female Academy (now Athens State University) in 1822. Ruffin (1798-1849) elected Sheriff 1821 and 1828. He, mother Martha Cocke Coleman (1760-1842), and other family members buried here.
 
Erected 2002 by Limestone County Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council.
 
Location. 34° 47.79′ N, 86° 58.534′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Grace Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker and cemetery are in the northeast corner of the Grace Avenue/4th Street intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 4th Street, Athens AL 35611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Coleman Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 8, 2014
2. Coleman Family Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Henderson / Trinity School - 1865-1970 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Athens Sacked and Plundered (approx. half a mile away); Athens First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Athens, Alabama (approx. half a mile away); Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence (approx. half a mile away); A County Older Than the State (approx. half a mile away); Governor George S. Houston Home (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Coleman Family cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 8, 2014
3. Coleman Family cemetery
Four family graves are visibly marked here - Ruffin Coleman, Ruffin Coleman(Jr.?), John Heartwell Coleman, and Martha Coleman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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