Cotton Hill (Limestone County, Alabama)

Cotton Hill is a historic mansion on a former plantation in Limestone County, Alabama, U.S. The house was built in the 1830s by William Parham as the main residence and headquarters of Luke Matthews' 1,000-acre forced-labor farm.[3] It was designed in the Federal architectural style.[3] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1][2]

Cotton Hill
Cotton Hill (Limestone County, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Cotton Hill (Limestone County, Alabama)
Cotton Hill (Limestone County, Alabama) is located in the United States
Cotton Hill (Limestone County, Alabama)
Nearest cityAthens, Alabama
Coordinates34°44′02″N 86°53′55″W / 34.73389°N 86.89861°W / 34.73389; -86.89861Coordinates: 34°44′02″N 86°53′55″W / 34.73389°N 86.89861°W / 34.73389; -86.89861
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.14001003[1][2]
Added to NRHPDecember 10, 2014


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Weekly list, December 19, 2014". National Park Service.
  3. ^ a b Allen, Linda Bayer; Boyd, Lakin; Jones, Lynn; Philpo't, Annette; Ryan, Patricia H.; Stubno, William J, Jr. (Spring–Summer 2005). "Cotton Hill" (PDF). Historic Huntsville Quarterly of Local Architecture and Preservation. Historic Huntsville Foundation. 31 (1–2): 1–56. Retrieved September 27, 2016.