Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
(In Florence 1820 -1830)
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 34° 47.988′ N, 87° 40.634′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Pine Street and W. Tennessee St on N. Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Wheeler Rifles (within shouting Founding of Florence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Florence Historic District (about 400 feet away); Southall Drugs (about 500 feet away); City of Florence (about 600 feet away); Karsner-Kennedy House (about 800 feet away); Lauderdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Dred Scott. Dred Scott was born in Southampton County, Virginia, in the late 1790s as property of the Peter Blow family. It appears that Scott was originally named Sam and had an older brother named Dred. However, when the brother died as a young man, Scott chose to use his brother's name. The Blow family settled near Huntsville, Alabama, where they unsuccessfully tried farming. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Wikipedia: Dred Scott v. Sandford. Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. (19 How.) 393 (1857), commonly referred to as The Dred Scott Decision (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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