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

Dr. Hicks Boulevard

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 23, 2009
1. Dr. Hicks Boulevard Marker
Inscription.  This boulevard was named in honor of Dr. Leonard Jerry Hicks by the City of Florence in 1981. Dr. Hicks was a prominent Black leader of the community and was recognized for his skills as a physician across the State of Alabama. He was born September 20, 1899, at Plant City, Florida, and died September 27, 1973, at Florence. Dr. Hicks' medical office was located near this site.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1965.
 
Location. 34° 47.917′ N, 87° 40.297′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of E Dr Hicks Blvd and S. Wood Ave. on E Dr Hicks Blvd. 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. St. Mark Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (about 600 feet away); The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969 (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Legion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauderdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of FAME Recording Studio (approx. ¼ mile away); Church Spring and School (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Dr Leonard Jerry Hicks. Dr. Hicks was a member and trustee of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Florence. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 583. Dr. Hicks was a graduate of Benedict College Columbia, SC, and Meharry Medical college Nashville. He furthered his education at the University of Pennsylvania after he taught at Meharry Medical School Nashville. (Submitted on May 2, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 44 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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