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

Weeden Heights

early 1900s

 
 
Weeden Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 30, 2009
1. Weeden Heights Marker
Inscription. This Twentieth century business and residential area was developed by John D. Weeden Jr. during the building of Wilson Dam and the World War I Defense Plants. Weeden Heights was carved from 3,800-acre Sweetwater Plantation, the former home of his grandfather, Governor Robert M. Patton. The slave village, with its 23 small cabins facing a community square, was located north of the Broadway Recreation Center. An unmarked slave cemetery is nearby. In 1871 the Pattons gifted a 25-acre farm in this area to a former slave. Edmund Patton. "In consideration of his faithfulness and fidelity."
 
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 49.157′ N, 87° 38.352′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Broadway Street and Mahogany Ave on N. Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 N. Broadway St, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sweetwater (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Father of Rock íNí Roll / Sam Phillips in Florence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Florence Wagon Company
Weeden Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2010
2. Weeden Heights Marker
(approx. one mile away); General Arthur E. Brown, Jr. (approx. one mile away); Henry S. "Hank" Klibanoff (approx. one mile away); Rear Admiral Fran McKee (approx. one mile away); Natalie Chanin (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Blue Water Publications. Civil War Stories by Dr. McDonald The hero of this story was the Negro slave, Edmund Patton. Edmund, who was later to be affectionately called “Uncle Champ” by the other Negroes, must have had a premonition that night. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Confederate veteran, Volume 30. Edmund - A servant (Tribute by Mrs. John D. Weeden, Florence, Al) to th faithful body servant of ex-Governor Robert M. Patton.) (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Broadway Rec Center part of Weeden Heights Area image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2010
3. Broadway Rec Center part of Weeden Heights Area
 
 
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