Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
City of Florence Walk of Honor
Often referred to as the most successful breeder of thoroughbred horses in America, James Jackson imported Glencoe and Leviathan to the U.S. in the early 1800's, leaving a permanent imprint on both the breed and American racing history.
Erected 2009 by City of Florence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Sports.
Location. 34° 48.406′ N, 87° 37.88′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place near Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Located in River Heritage Park. 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. General John Coffee (here, next to this marker); Kelton D. (Kelso) Herston (here, next to this marker); Lynn Middleton Sibley (here, next to this marker); Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit (here, next to this marker); Natalie Chanin (a few steps from this marker); General Arthur E. Brown, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Henry S. "Hank" Klibanoff (a few steps from this marker); Rear Admiral Fran McKee (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.