Lexington in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (South Central)
French-Glover Farm 1837
Revolutionary War Veteran Benjamin French (1764-1847), a native of Virginia, is buried at this site. Arriving in Limestone County, Alabama, about 1808 French acquired this farm in 1837. The nearby spring is the site of prehistoric Indian Village and Civil War encampments. The two~story log house, originally located three miles southwest of this place, is believed to have been constructed as early as 1829. It was moved here by the Glover family prior to 1813, This road was part of the early Pulaski Pike, a major stagecoach and supply route that connected the river at Florence with Pulaski, Tennessee
Erected 1994 by Darrell and Kimberly Glover and the Florence, Alabama Historical Board.
Location. 34° 58.885′ N, 87° 23.811′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on County Route 136 0.6 miles east of County Route 640, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3596 CR 136, Lexington AL 35648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grassy Memorial Chapel and Cemetery Springfield Community 1810/Springfield Church and School (approx. 6½ miles away); Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 1908 (approx. 6.9 miles away in Tennessee); World War I (approx. 7.1 miles away); Tabernacle Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Gabriel “Old Gabe” Butler (approx. 7.7 miles away); Town of Anderson (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hugh Pate Harris (approx. 8.3 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2019, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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