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

World War I Memorial Trees

 
 
World War I Memorial Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 19, 2010
1. World War I Memorial Trees Marker
Inscription.  On February 20, 1919, a row of memorial trees was planted along the east side of what was then Seminary Street (now Harrison Entrance) on city property fronting two new State Normal School dormitories. These trees were planted in honor of the men of Lauderdale County who gave their lives during World War I. On April 20, 1919, an additional tree from the battlefields of France, sent by the President of that country, was planted shortly thereafter. This monument was erected near the trees. The monument was moved from its original location to this site and rededicated on November 9, 2002. The 40 men from Lauderdale County who lost their lives during World War I are listed on a monument in front of the American Legion Building at 318 South Court Street, and at the Veterans Memorial on South Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 34° 48.482′ N, 87° 40.786′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from N. Woods Avenue. On UNA Campus at Amphitheater grounds.
World War I Memorial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
2. World War I Memorial Tree Marker
These trees are planted in memory of The Lauderdale County Soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice 1917-1945
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. World War I Memorial Amphitheater (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (a few steps from this marker); Florence State Teachers College Heroes of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); T.S. Stribling 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); T.S. Stribling Literary Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); A More Inclusive Era (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locust Dell Academy (about 400 feet away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
World War I Memorial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
3. World War I Memorial Tree Marker
World War I Memorial Trees image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 19, 2010
4. World War I Memorial Trees
World War I Memorial located in Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 26, 2009
5. World War I Memorial located in Veterans Park
World War I Memorial at American Legion located on North Court St. Florence, Al. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
6. World War I Memorial at American Legion located on North Court St. Florence, Al.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,435 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   5, 6. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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