Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 49.516′ N, 87° 38.675′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Florence Boulevard (U.S. 43) and Sweetwater Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Florence Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weeden Heights (approx. half a mile away); Deibert Park (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson's Military Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Florence Wagon Company (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cotton and Textile Mills (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Father of Rock íNí Roll / Sam Phillips in Florence (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jonathan Quinn Pettus (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Warning: The resident fiercely enforces the no-trespassing sign posted at the entrance due to repeated vandalism on the site. Information on requesting access is available on the FaceBook page for Sweetwater Mansion, Alabama.
Also see . . . UNA Digital Collections. Sweetwater, Florence Alabama ~postcard~ (Submitted on March 21, 2010.)
1. Sweetwater Plantation (Florence, Alabama)
The Sweetwater Plantation once covered 3800 acres in NW Alabama, and was once owned by Governor Robert Patton. The Indians that once lived here called the creek Sweetwater. The Sweetwater Creek empties into the Tennessee River.
— Submitted March 9, 2010.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010. This page has been viewed 2,855 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 9, 2010. 2. submitted on June 24, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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