“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)

Colonel Pickett Place


Colonel Pickett Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
1. Colonel Pickett Place Marker
Inscription. This "double- pile cottage" is a rare Alabama example of Tidewater architecture that originated along the Southern seaboard during the colonial period. This house was built in 1833 by Thomas J. Crowe, proprietor of the early National Hotel in Florence, as a wedding gift for his bride, Elizabeth Hooks of Tennessee. It later became the home of Richard Oric Pickett, who arrived in 1843 to become one of the town's leading attorneys. Pickett was Colonel of the 10th Alabama Infantry under General Philip Roddey, called "Defender of North Alabama" during the Civil War.
Erected by Florence Historic Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.205′ N, 87° 40.661′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Hermitage Drive and North Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Hermitage Drive. 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. Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sannoner Historic District
Colonel Pickett Place image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
2. Colonel Pickett Place
(about 300 feet away); Regions Bank (about 400 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church 1894 (about 400 feet away); Seminary - O'Neal Historic District (about 600 feet away); Pope's Tavern Museum (about 600 feet away); Karsner-Kennedy House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
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