Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Birthplace of W.C. Handy
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is November 16, 1873.
Location. 34° 48.087′ N, 87° 41.203′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Beale Street and North Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling west on Beale Street. This marker is located at the corner of Beal St and N Cherokee St in the Handy Homes Area next to Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Beale Street, Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locust Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Christopher Handy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burrell Normal School (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. C. Handy Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Karsner-Kennedy House (approx. half a mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church 1894 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 29, 2023, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.