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

Larimore Home

1870

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2009
1. Larimore Home 1870 Marker
Inscription.  Built by Theophilus Brown Larimore and his wife, Esther Gresham Larimore, as a home and educational center. Near site of foundry and arsenal of War Between The States, it served as a school, 1871-1887, to train ministers and Christian workers of the Church of Christ.

Used, 1947-1968, for classes by Mars Hill Bible School. Restored in 1971 by Associated Women's Organization. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1974.
 
Erected 1978 by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1971.
 
Location. 34° 50.817′ N, 87° 39.602′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Mars Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mars Hill Road, 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. Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew Jackson's Military Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Deibert Park
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By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2009
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sweetwater (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
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1. Theophilus Brown Larimore 1843-1929. Perhaps no man of recent generations has come from such low depths of poverty and obscurity and has risen to such heights of fame in the brotherhood as T. B. Larimore. He was born on July 10, 1843, in East Tennessee. Little is known of his parents. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. Officials searching for cause of Larimore Home fire. The arson fire occurred July 19 & 20, 2018 and caused heavy damage to the house but was still standing. This was the second fire at the house in eight days. The first was July 11 in the cellar. The house has since been demolished. (Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2009
3. Larimore Home 1870
Larimore Home 1870 Back View of Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 22, 2017
4. Larimore Home 1870 Back View of Home
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By Sandra Hughes, April 22, 2017
5. Larimore Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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