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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
World War I Memorial Trees
 
World War I Memorial Trees Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 19, 2010
1. World War I Memorial Trees Marker
 
Inscription. On February 20, 1919, a row of memorial trees was planted along the east side of what was then Seminary Street (now Harrison Entrance) on city property fronting two new State Normal School dormitories. These trees were planted in honor of the men of Lauderdale County who gave their lives during World War I. On April 20, 1919, an additional tree from the battlefields of France, sent by the President of that country, was planted shortly thereafter. This monument was erected near the trees. The monument was moved from its original location to this site and rededicated on November 9, 2002. The 40 men from Lauderdale County who lost their lives during World War I are listed on a monument in front of the American Legion Building at 318 South Court Street, and at the Veterans Memorial on South Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.482′ N, 87° 40.786′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from N. Woods Avenue. Click for map. On UNA Campus at Amphitheater grounds. 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. 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (a few steps from this marker); Locust Dell Academy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (about 500 feet away); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (about 500 feet away); Florence State Teachers College (about 500 feet away); Wesleyan Bell (about 500 feet away); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (about 700 feet away); Courtview, Rogers Hall 1855 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
World War I Memorial Tree Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
2. World War I Memorial Tree Marker
These trees are planted in memory of The Lauderdale County Soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice 1917-1945
 
 
World War I Memorial Tree Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
3. World War I Memorial Tree Marker
 
 
World War I Memorial Trees Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 19, 2010
4. World War I Memorial Trees
 
 
World War I Memorial located in Veterans Park Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, May 26, 2009
5. World War I Memorial located in Veterans Park
 
 
World War I Memorial at American Legion located on North Court St. Florence, Al. Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
6. World War I Memorial at American Legion located on North Court St. Florence, Al.
 
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