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

City of Florence

 
 
City of Florence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
1. City of Florence Marker
Inscription. Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner and named for the famous capital of Tuscany. The county seat of Lauderdale County, it was first incorporated in 1826. Located at the foot of Muscle Shoals, it became a thriving agricultural and commercial center with light industry and significant religious, educational, and medical institutions. During the Civil War, Florence was occupied by both armies at various times. The Tennessee Valley Authority with Wilson and Wheeler Dams contributed to further economic development.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board, Florence, Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.074′ N, 87° 40.575′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mobile Street and North Court Street on East Mobile Street. Click for map. 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. Southall Drugs (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Florence Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (about 500 feet away); Wheeler Rifles
City of Florence -Court Street image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
2. City of Florence -Court Street
(about 500 feet away); Dred Scott (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Karsner-Kennedy House (about 700 feet away); Regions Bank (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
City of Florence Mobile St image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
3. City of Florence Mobile St
Wheeler Dam image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 28, 2009
4. Wheeler Dam
Wilson Dam image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 25, 2001
5. Wilson Dam
 
 
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