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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

“Mountain” Tom Clark

Hanged September 4, 1872

 
 
Mountain Tom Clark Marker Photo, Click for full size
By sandra Hughes, June 25, 2009
1. Mountain Tom Clark Marker
Inscription. The notorious outlaw gang leader who boasted that no one would ever run over Tom Clark lies buried near the center of Tennessee Street where now all who pass by do run over him.
In 1872, Clark, who terrorized helpless citizens during the Civil War, confessed to at least nineteen murders, including a child, and was hanged with two companions. Although graves were already dug in a nearby field, outraged townspeople interred Clark beneath Tennessee Street thus bringing his boast to nought.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.259′ N, 87° 39.967′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Tennessee Street. Click for map. Located on left of US 72/US 43/East Tennessee St going into Florence Al at entrance to Florence Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 115th Signal Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florence Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Patton Elementary School (about 700 feet away); Fort Willingham (about 700 feet away); Soldier's Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Florence Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Lauderdale county, Alabama Cops and Robbers. "Mountain" Tom Clark (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 3,509 times since then. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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