Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman (HM8XU)

Location: Atlanta, TX 75551 Cass County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 6.848', W 94° 9.931'

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(1892-1926)

The tenth of 13 children born to tenant farmers Susan and George Coleman, famed aviatrix Bessie Coleman was a native of Atlanta, Texas. The family moved to Waxahachie when Bessie was two years old. She followed her brothers to Chicago in 1915 and developed an interest in flying. Because she could find no one in the United States who would teach an African-American woman, Coleman learned to fly in France and obtained her international pilot's license in 1921. Upon her return to the United States, she was hailed as the first black woman to pilot an airplane. Bessie Coleman died in an air accident in Jacksonville, Florida in 1926 and is buried near Chicago.
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HM NumberHM8XU
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:11pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 391259 N 3664544
Decimal Degrees33.11413333, -94.16551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 6.848', W 94° 9.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 6' 50.88" N, 94° 9' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 567-599 Farm to Market 249, Atlanta TX 75551, US
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