Red Hill, Alabama

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Red Hill, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Red Hill, Alabama is located in Alabama
Red Hill, Alabama
Red Hill, Alabama
Red Hill, Alabama is located in the US
Red Hill, Alabama
Red Hill, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°15′21″N 86°25′27″W / 34.25583°N 86.42417°W / 34.25583; -86.42417Coordinates: 34°15′21″N 86°25′27″W / 34.25583°N 86.42417°W / 34.25583; -86.42417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marshall
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 125481[1]

Red Hill is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.


A Cherokee village called Brown's Village was founded around 1790 on Brown's Creek, near present-day Red Hill.[2]

During the American Civil War, one of Nathan B. Forrest's generals, Hylan B. Lyon, was staying in a private residence in Red Hill. He was captured by a detachment of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, but managed to escape.[3] On February 24, 1894, William Jackson Palmer was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as colonel leading the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry at Red Hill, January 14, 1865 where "with less than 200 men, [he] attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, captured their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man."[4]

A post office was operated under the name Red Hill from 1842 to 1905.[5]


  1. ^ "Red Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Wright, Jr., Amos J. (2003). Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838. University of Alabama Press. p. 23. ISBN 0-8173-1251-X. 
  3. ^ John Allan Wyeth (1989). That Devil Forrest: Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. LSU Press. pp. 350–. ISBN 978-0-8071-1578-7. 
  4. ^ Eicher, John H.; Eicher, David J. (2001). Civil War High Commands. Stanford University Press. p. 415. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. 
  5. ^ "Marshall County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 October 2014.