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

Florence Cemetery

-1818-

 
 
Florence Cemetery 1818 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2009
1. Florence Cemetery 1818 Marker
Inscription.  

When the city was surveyed this land described as "outside the city limits" was designated as the burying grounds for the new town. It contains the graves of early settlers, including a son and brother of Ferdinand Sannoner, Surveyor of Florence, and served as the principal cemetery for over 130 years. Two former Governors in the O'Neal family, as well as many prominent community leaders and families are interred here. "Soldier's Rest", a Confederate Cemetery, is located near the south property line.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 48.179′ N, 87° 40.015′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on East College Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Patton Elementary School (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mountain" Tom Clark (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldier's Rest (about 800 feet away); 115th Signal Battalion
Tombstone of Emmett O'Neal, Governor of Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 20, 2009
2. Tombstone of Emmett O'Neal, Governor of Alabama
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Willingham (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Confederate Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding Florence Cemetery. The Walking Tour of historic downtown Florence Cemetery is held annually in June. There are unique headstones and the graves of famous people, including Governor Emmet O'Neal, William Patton, Susan Rapier and others.
 
Also see . . .  John Baptiste Sannoner. Born at Leghorn in Tuscany, aged 30 years and 7 months Resigned to a painful illness of dropsy. His brother Ferdinand to eternal memory of fraternal affection placed this tomb on his cold remains (Submitted on May 2, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,581 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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