John Coleman House

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John Coleman House
Grassdale (John Coleman House).jpg
Grassdale Plantation House (2013)
John Coleman House is located in Alabama
John Coleman House
John Coleman House is located in the US
John Coleman House
Nearest city Eutaw, Alabama
Coordinates 32°51′42″N 87°55′26″W / 32.86167°N 87.92389°W / 32.86167; -87.92389Coordinates: 32°51′42″N 87°55′26″W / 32.86167°N 87.92389°W / 32.86167; -87.92389
MPS Antebellum Homes in Eutaw Thematic Resource
NRHP Reference # 82001617[1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 1982
Grassdale Cemetery

The John Coleman House, also known as Grassdale, is a historic plantation house in Eutaw, Alabama, United States. The two-story wood-frame I-house was built by John Coleman from Edgefield, South Carolina, on property that he settled in 1819.[2] Coleman held 75 slaves during the 1840 United States Census of Greene County.[3] The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Antebellum Homes in Eutaw Thematic Resource on December 6, 1982, due to its architectural significance.[1] Coleman family members, as well as many slaves, are buried in a cemetery close to the house. The house is currently used as a hunting lodge.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Grassdale Plantation". Grassdale Hunting Club. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Grassdale Plantation". Sankofagen. Sankofa's African Slave Genealogy. Retrieved 2009-01-03.