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

Cotton Hill

circa 1824

 
 
Cotton Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 6, 2014
1. Cotton Hill Marker
Inscription. 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.
Privately owned - not open to the public

 
Erected 2014 by Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens Limestone Tourism Council.
 
Location. 34° 43.817′ N, 86° 53.926′ W. Marker is near Tanner, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Huntsville Browns Ferry Road (County Route 24) 0.2 miles west of Cambridge Lane (County Route 93), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23715 Huntsville Browns Ferry Road, Athens AL 35613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Cotton Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 6, 2014
2. Cotton Hill Marker
Looking west on Huntsville Browns Ferry Road. Driveway to Cotton Hill on right.
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Belle Mina / Woodside (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tanner.
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Cotton Hill driveway image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 6, 2014
3. Cotton Hill driveway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 218 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.
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