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

East Florence Historic District

 
 
East Florence Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 24, 2009
1. East Florence Historic District Marker
Inscription.  The East Florence business area began in the industrial boom of the 1880s and 1890s and continued its development through the 1920s. Originally known as "Sweetwater", the small locally owned firms were established to serve the growing population employed in the industries of the area. The district contains twelve buildings of historical and architectural significance, including a home, drug store, grocery, bank, cafe, fire station, and railroad.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 48.244′ N, 87° 39.523′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Huntsville Road near S Royal Avenue and Georgia Avenue. On left on Georgia Avenue just off S Royal Avenue past Old Drug Store in East Florence. 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. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Cotton and Textile Mills
East Florence Historic District Drug Store image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 12, 2009
2. East Florence Historic District Drug Store
(approx. 0.3 miles away); 115th Signal Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Willingham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier's Rest (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Mountain" Tom Clark (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florence Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
East Florence Historic District Bank image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 12, 2009
3. East Florence Historic District Bank
East Florence Historic District- Staggs Grocery image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2010
4. East Florence Historic District- Staggs Grocery
East Florence Historic District -Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2010
5. East Florence Historic District -Train Depot
East Florence Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2010
6. East Florence Historic District
East Florence Historic District -Retired Fire Department image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2010
7. East Florence Historic District -Retired Fire Department
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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