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

Florence Cemetery

-1818-

 
 
Florence Cemetery 1818 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2009
1. Florence Cemetery 1818 Marker
Inscription. When the city was surveyed this land described as "outside the city limits" was designated as the burying grounds for the new town. It contains the graves of early settlers, including a son and brother of Ferdinand Sannoner, Surveyor of Florence, and served as the principal cemetery for over 130 years. Two former Governors in the O'Neal family, as well as many prominent community leaders and families are interred here. "Soldier's Rest", a Confederate Cemetery, is located near the south property line.
 
Location. 34° 48.179′ N, 87° 40.015′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on East College Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Patton Elementary School (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mountain" Tom Clark (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldier's Rest (about 800 feet away); 115th Signal Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Willingham (approx. ¼ mile away); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America
Tombstone of Emmett O'Neal Governor of Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 20, 2009
2. Tombstone of Emmett O'Neal Governor of Alabama
(approx. 0.3 miles away); General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walnut Street Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding Florence Cemetery. An annual event Walking Tour of historic downtown Florence Cemetery during the month of June every year. There are unique headstones and famous people, Governor Emmet O'Neal, William Patton, Susan Rapier and other prominent people.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   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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