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

McFarland Park and Recreation Area

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 23, 2009
1. McFarland Park and Recreation Area Marker
Inscription. This bottom land serves as a reservoir for TVA's flood control program. Florence leases it for recreational purposes when not being used by TVA. Major Robert McFarland, a native of Ireland, his wife, Kate Armstead McFarland, and their seven children resided in the ante~bellum mansion now called Mapleton that overlooked this river bottom. Strawberries were once grown here. Jobless families were encouraged to plant vegetables gardens here during the Great Depression. Major McFarland rode with Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and became the first cavalryman to leap across the line onto Indian soil.
 
Location. 34° 47.169′ N, 87° 40.52′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on McFarland Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in McFarland Park next to the Tennessee River. 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. Prehistoric Native Americans / Historic Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Florence Little League Baseball (1951) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prehistoric Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Railroad Bridge
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By Sandra Hughes, July 23, 2009
2. McFarland Park and Recreation Area
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Railroad Bed (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church Spring and School (approx. 0.7 miles away); John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969/Sticky Fingers Ranks Among Greatest Albums (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  The city of Florence Alabama. McFarland Park is one of the crown jewels of the Florence Parks and Recreation department and has been been enjoyed by the citizens of the area for over 10,000 years! (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWar, US Civil
 
McFarland Park and Recreation Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 23, 2009
3. McFarland Park and Recreation Area Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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