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

Florence's Early Water Tower 1890

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 24, 2009
1. Florence's Early Water Tower 1890 Marker
Inscription.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this tower of native stone was completed in 1890 as the foundation for a wrought- iron tank with a capacity of 280,000 gallons of water. It is 70 feet high and is located on the highest elevation in the city. Water was pumped here from Cypress Creek. It was constructed during the Industrial Boom at which time the population of Florence increased from approximately 2,000 in 1887 to over 6,000 in 1889. It was replaced by the adjoining standpipe in 1935.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 34° 49.471′ N, 87° 41.431′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Seymore Avenue. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 (approx. half a mile away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Homer Givens (approx. ¾ mile
Florence's Early Water Tower 1890 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 24, 2009
2. Florence's Early Water Tower 1890
away); College Place Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); The University of North Alabama (approx. 1.1 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 1.1 miles away); Temple B’nai Israel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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