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

North Wood Avenue Historic District—Expansion

1832-1930

 
 
North Wood Avenue Historic District — Expansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
1. North Wood Avenue Historic District — Expansion Marker
Inscription.  This expansion includes all the houses on East Hawthorne and Meridian Streets and many on Kendrick Street with ages ranging from an 1832 townhouse to bungalows built in the 1920s. In July 1862 the Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell camped on the grounds of the Benjamin Franklin Foster home which extended from Hawthorne Street to Circular Road (Nellie Avenue). The Malone House at 226 West Hawthorne Street served as Buell's military hospital. Confederate breastworks were constructed here during the early years of the Civil War.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 48.713′ N, 87° 40.587′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Meridian Street and East Hawthorne Street, on the right when traveling south on Meridian Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Meridian 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. Temple B’nai Israel (about 300 feet away, measured
North Wood Avenue Historic District — Expansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
2. North Wood Avenue Historic District — Expansion Marker
in a direct line); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (approx. ¼ mile away); Wesleyan Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); Florence State Teachers College (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherry Street Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (approx. ¼ mile away); T.S. Stribling Literary Landmark (approx. 0.3 miles away); T.S. Stribling 1903 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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