Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Irish-born James Jackson, engineer, turfman, merchant, financier, planter, statesman, member of the Cypress Land Company, was a founding father of Florence. He was the major figure in establishing the local textile industry. As President of the Alabama Senate, he was its key advocate of the 1832 Treaty of Cusetta.
James Jackson's most enduring contribution was his legacy on the thoroughbred horse industry. With the purpose of improving American bloodstock. Jackson imported some of England's finest horses, most notably Leviathan, Gallopade, and Glencoe. Peytona,
Erected 2010 by Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Athens.
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Location. 34° 50.852′ N, 87° 43.504′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Jackson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of Cypress (here, next to this marker); Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 2 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 2.1 miles away); Florence's Early Water Tower 1890 (approx. 2½ miles away); Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Capture of John A. Murrell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . .
1. Forks of Cypress - Wikipedia including photo of plantation house. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Tour of The Forks of Cypress - YouTube. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,848 times since then. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.