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

Dred Scott

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
Dred Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 14, 2012
1. Dred Scott Marker
Inscription.
Dred Scott, a slave who served as the hostler in Peter Blow's Florence Hotel, waged a 14-year legal fight for freedom that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott Decision of 1857, a pivotal event in American history.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama 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. William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (here, next to this marker); Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Dred Scott. Marker
Dred Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 14, 2012
2. Dred Scott Marker
(Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. African Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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