Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (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.
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. Hickory Hill Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Coffee: 1772-1833 (approx. 2 miles away); General John Coffee 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); Homer Givens (approx. 3.3 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.)
3. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Florence. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
4. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on plantation architecture in Alabama. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,809 times since then and 15 times this year. 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 of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.