Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Pope's Tavern Museum
At various times the building served as the home to prominent families including Charles Gookin, a businessman and city Alderman, and Josiah Patterson, a prominent lawyer and his son, who later became Governor of Tennessee.
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During the Civil War the house was used as a hospital by Union and Confederate armies. It was first used as a hospital shortly after the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson and remained in fairly constant use after early 1862. Thirty-two soldiers died in the house and were buried in the old Florence Cemetery.
Felix Grundy Lambeth, a postmaster in Florence, bought
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.3′ N, 87° 40.62′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Hermitage Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seminary - O'Neal Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Sannoner Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Colonel Pickett Place (about 600 feet away); Regions Bank (about 600 feet Wood Avenue Historic District (about 700 feet away); Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building (about 700 feet away); Courtview, Rogers Hall (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Pope's Tavern Museum - City of Florence. (Submitted on July 16, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.