Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
General John Coﬀee
City of Florence Walk of Honor
Through his personal and business relationship with Andrew Jackson, Gen. Coffee led Jackson's cavalry in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and became a celebrated American hero.
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
Location. 34° 48.406′ N, 87° 37.88′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in River Heritage Park. 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. James Jackson (here, next to this marker); Kelton D. (Kelso) Herston (here, next to this marker); Lynn Middleton Sibley (here, next to this marker); General Arthur E. Brown, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Henry S. "Hank" Klibanoff (a few steps from this marker); Rear Admiral Fran McKee (a few steps from this marker); Michael Hall Mobbs (a few steps from this marker); Edward Stanley Robbins (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . .
1. John Coffee. John Coffee (June 2, 1772 – July 7, 1833) was an American planter and military leader. He was considered the most even-tempered and least selfish of Jackson's lifelong friends. He was described as a big awkward man, careless of dress, slow of speech, but kindly, tactful and wise.
2. Alabama Department of Archives and History. List of twenty men who purchased land in Florence, Alabama.
3. Alabama Department of Archives and History. Letter from John Coffee in Huntsville, Alabama, written to commissioners who, like him, are responsible "for marking the boundary lines of the ter. ceded by the Creek nation."
4. General John Coffee Cemetery. The General John Coffee Cemetery is located in Florence, Alabama. The following photos and transcription were taken by Glenn Lee in May, 1999. Some of the markers are in very bad condition and I translated them as accurately as possible; however, some of them could be incorrect.
5. Graves: Coffee spend 15 years in Florence. Times Daily Tuesday June 28 2005 page 1A and 3 A by Todd Twilley
6. Area Once Home to Two Coffee Plantations. Times Daily/Sunday Sept 4, 2005 by Bill McDonald
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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