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Florala in Covington County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park

 
 
Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
1. Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. The name Florala came from combining the names of Florida and Alabama. Lake Jackson, located in Florala, is the state's largest natural lake. It is named for Andrew Jackson, who in 1818 camped on the lake with his soldiers while en route to Pensacola. James Edwin Hughes, best known as the "Father of Florala," arrived in the area in December 1865. He created a homestead and began settling this community. Since 1870, the City of Florala, through Florala's Fidelity Masonic Lodge No. 685 and Chapter No. 441 of the Order of the Eastern Star, has served as the home of the World's Oldest Consecutive Annual Masonic Day Celebration. The celebration is in honor of St. John's Day, which is June 24. Florala was incorporated in 1901. The marker and park are dedicated to the brave military men and women who have served and died for this country and the citizens of Florala, past, present, and future.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Florala.
 
Location. 31° 0.369′ N, 86° 19.699′ W. Marker is in Florala, Alabama, in Covington County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and 5th Avenue (U.S. 331) on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florala AL 36442, United States of America.
 
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Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
2. Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Looking north on 5th Street from near 5th Avenue (US 331).
Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
3. Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Looking north-northwest from the intersection.
Veterans Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
4. Veterans Memorial Park
Names of local veterans and others are inscribed on the walkway bricks.
Veterans Memorial Park fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
5. Veterans Memorial Park fountain
Florala, AL Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
6. Florala, AL
looking southwest across the intersection of 5th Street and 5th Avenue/US 331.
Florala, AL Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
7. Florala, AL
Looking east-southeast along 5th Avenue (US 331).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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