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

Edward A. O'Neal Home

Home of the Father-Son Governors

 
 
Edward A. O'Neal Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
1. Edward A. O'Neal Home Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1840's, acquired 1857 by Edward Asbury O'Neal. Occupied various times during Civil War by Federals and Confederates. Edward A. O'Neal (1818-1890) attended LaGrange College; lawyer, Colonel of the 26th Alabama Regiment, C. S. A.; appointed brigadier general. Governor, 1882-1886. Emmet O'Neal (1853-1922), lawyer; Governor, 1911-1915; lived in nearby Courtview.
 
Erected 1971 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 48.307′ N, 87° 40.734′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on North Court Street 0.1 miles north of Hermitage Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 468 N Court St, 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. Simpson House~Irvine Place~Coby Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Courtview, Rogers Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Sannoner Historic District (about 400 feet
Edward A. O'Neal Home & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
2. Edward A. O'Neal Home & Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Seminary - O'Neal Historic District (about 500 feet away); Pope's Tavern Museum (about 600 feet away); Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building (about 700 feet away); Colonel Pickett Place (about 700 feet away); Locust Dell Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
More about this marker. House is owned by the O'Neal family and is now used as offices of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Edward A. O'Neal. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Edward Asbury O'Neal (September 20, 1818 – November 7, 1890) image. Click for full size.
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3. Edward Asbury O'Neal (September 20, 1818 – November 7, 1890)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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