Forks of Cypress
Irish-born James Jackson, engineer, turfman, merchant, financier, planter, statesman, member of the Cypress Land Company, was a founding father of Florence. He was the major figure in establishing the local textile industry. As President of the Alabama Senate, he was its key advocate of the 1832 Treaty of Cusetta.
James Jackson's most enduring contribution was his legacy to the breeding of thoroughbred horses. With the purpose of improving American bloodstock, Jackson imported some of England's finest horses, most notably Leviathan, Gallopade,
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department; Florence/Lauderdale Tourism.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Animals • Architecture.
Location. 34° 50.854′ N, 87° 43.506′ W. Marker is near Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Jackson Road (County Road 41) ¾ mile south of West Rasch Road (County Road 16), on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florence, Alabama (here, next to this marker); Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 2 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 2.1 miles away); Florence's Early Water Tower 1890 (approx. 2½ miles away); Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Capture of John A. Murrell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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