Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
City of Florence Walk of Honor
Dred Scott, a slave who served as the hostler in Peter Blow's Florence Hotel, waged a 14-year legal fight for freedom that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott Decision of 1857, a pivotal event in American history.
Erected 2011 by City of Florence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of 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. William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund StriblingHarlon Hill (here, next to this marker); Ezra Lee Culver (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Dred Scott. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.