Cotton Hill

Cotton Hill (HM1GHE)

Location: Athens, AL 35613 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 43.817', W 86° 53.926'

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circa 1824

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.

Private owned - not open to the public
Year Placed2014
Placed ByLimestone Co. Historical Society and Athens Limestone Tourism Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 509267 N 3843137
Decimal Degrees34.73028333, -86.89876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.817', W 86° 53.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 49.02" N, 86° 53' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23757 County Rd 95, Athens AL 35613, US
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