“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Dred Scott

(In Florence 1820 -1830)

Dred Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
1. Dred Scott Marker
Inscription. Dred Scott, whose name is associated with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Dred Scott Decision of 1857, was born in Virginia between 1795~1809. In 1818 he was in Madison County, Alabama. He came to Florence with the Peter Blow family in 1820. About 1827 the Peter Blow Inn was established at this site, Scott served as the hostler here until the Blows relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1830. Afterwards, Scott was sold to Dr. John Emerson. It was under Emersonís service that Scott based his legal fight for freedom that resulted in the Dred Scott Decision.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
Location. 34° 47.988′ N, 87° 40.634′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Pine Street and W. Tennessee St on N. Pine 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. Wheeler Rifles (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Florence Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southall Drugs (about 500 feet away); City of Florence (about 600 feet away); Karsner-Kennedy House (about 800 feet away); Lauderdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Legion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Dred Scott. Dred Scott was born in Southampton County, Virginia, in the late 1790s as property of the Peter Blow family. It appears that Scott was originally named Sam and had an older brother named Dred. However, when the brother died as a young man, Scott chose to use his brother's name. The Blow family settled near Huntsville, Alabama, where they unsuccessfully tried farming. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Wikipedia: Dred Scott v. Sandford. Dred Scott v. Sandford,[1] 60 U.S. (19 How.) 393 (1857), commonly referred to as The Dred Scott Decision (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
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