Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Maud McKnight Lindsay
May 13, 1874 - May 30, 1941
Daughter of Robert Burns Lindsay, Governor of Alabama 1870.
Teacher of Alabama's first kindergarten - 1898.
Ranks as one of the greatest kindergarten teachers in the world.
Author of 14 books for children.
Maud Lindsay was a close friend of Helen Keller.
The Florence Free Kindergarten
Established September 3, 1898
Founded through the efforts of
Miss Loulie Jones
Mrs. John R. Price
Mr. Frank Jackson
Mr. Thomas Phillips
Miss Maud McKnight Lindsay
Teacher, Writer, Philanthropist
This Monument erected for
Miss Maud Lindsay
in appreciation of her life of service
to this community
By students and friends
Mrs. Grover Garner Chairman
September 3, 1970
Erected 1970 by Maud Lindsay Garden Club.
Location. 34° 48.295′ N, 87° 39.028′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Cole Avenue. Click for map. Located on Cole Street near Old Brandon Elementary School in East Florence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1802 Cole Ave, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Florence Wagon Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cotton and Textile Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Florence Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Fort Willingham (approx. 0.8 miles away); 115th Signal Battalion (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.8 miles away); Soldier's Rest (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Mountain" Tom Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Alabama Women Hall of Fame. Maud McKnight Lindsay (1874-1941) (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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