Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery
McVay (1766~1851), South Carolina native, built a three room log house at head of Cox's Creek about 1818. Community later called Mars Hill. He was a member of Mississippi Territorial Legislature, delegate to convention of 1819 which framed Alabama's first constitution, for many years member of Alabama House and Senate, briefly Governor of Alabama in 1837. Buried near his home.
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 34° 50.629′ N, 87° 39.651′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on N. Cox Creek Parkway. Locate near parking lot of Mars Hill Book Store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 698 N Cox Creek Parkway, 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. Larimore Home (approx. Ό mile away); Andrew Jackson's Military Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Deibert Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sweetwater (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . .
1. Hugh McVay (1837). Encyclopedia of Alabama website entry (Submitted on August 13, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Hugh McVay. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 2. submitted on August 13, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.