Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Justice John McKinley Federal Building
McKinley was an early benefactor of public education in Alabama by donating land for the current Athens State University and serving on the original Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama. As a local lawyer, he gained regional status as an Alabama Legislator and national status in both the U.S. House and Senate. His work in Congress on the first Florence Canal establishes him as the "Spiritual Father of TVA." While a resident of Florence in 1838, McKinley was sworn in as the 23rd Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court where he served until his death.
Location. 34° 48.137′ N, 87° 40.515′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on N. Seminary St. just from E. Tombigbee St.. Marker is in front of US Post Office on N Seminary St. Florence, Al. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 N Seminary 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. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florence Synodical Female College (about 400 feet away); Sculpture Relief Books and Learning (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church 1888 (about 500 feet away); City of Florence (about 500 feet away); Regions Bank (about 500 feet away); Woodrow Wilson Park (about 500 feet away); Southall Drugs (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . File:U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Florence, AL.jpg. Picture 1913 (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,731 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.