Coleman Family

Coleman Family (HM1DBH)

Location: Athens, AL 35611 Limestone County
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N 34° 47.79', W 86° 58.534'

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Coleman Hill

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 as 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.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByLimestone County Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 502235 N 3850476
Decimal Degrees34.79650000, -86.97556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.79', W 86° 58.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 47.40" N, 86° 58' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 508 4th St, Athens AL 35611, US
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