Villula (HM1HCI)

Location: Pittsview, AL 36871 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.643', W 85° 9.709'

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Originally known as Vilula, this community was formed about 1848 as a stage coach stop. For many years the only post office in the central part of the county was located here. William A. Lester served as the first postmaster. The Villula Methodist Episcopal Church South was organized about 1850 and served the community until 1900, when it was relocated to Pittsview. The church and a two-room schoolhouse were once situated at the front entrance of Villula Cemetery. Of special note is "The Bird's Nest," constructed by Colonel Lyman Martin about 1858. This historic house was operated for many years by Mrs. Helen Jeorg and was known far and wide as Villula Tea Gardens.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Friends of Villula
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 673146 N 3570817
Decimal Degrees32.26071667, -85.16181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.643', W 85° 9.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 38.58" N, 85° 9' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5231 US-431, Pittsview AL 36871, US
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