Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Rear Adm. John Murray Hood
City of Florence Walk of Honor
Commander of the Hawk, the fastest U.S. ship in the Spanish-American War, Rear Admiral John M. Hood then commanded the Fourth Division of the Atlantic Fleet in World War I. The USS John Hood (DD-655) was named for him.
Erected 2016 by City of Florence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 34° 48.362′ N, 87° 37.89′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place 0.3 miles south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133). Located in River Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Hightower Place, 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. Oscar Stanton DePriest (here, next to this marker); Charles Caine Anderson (here, next to this marker); Frank Perron Achorn (here, next to this marker); Dr. Amit Roy (here, next to this marker); Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding (a few steps from this marker); Ronnie Gene Flippo (within shouting distance of this marker); James Thomas Rapier (within shouting distance of this marker); William Christopher Handy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . USS John Hood (DD-665). John Hood was born in Florence, Ala., 3 December 1859. He was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1875, and graduated from the Naval Academy, second in his class. His first cruise after graduation took him to the South Atlantic in Shenandoah, and he later sailed in Wachusetts, Brooklyn, Vandalia, Mohician, Jamestown, Constellation, Bancroft and Kearsarge. Hood was wrecked with Kearsarge 21 February 1894 on Roncador Reef off Central America in the Pacific, and was a lieutenant in Maine when she was blown up at Havana 15 February 1898 (Submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.