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

Deibert Park

-dedicated May 25, 2000-

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 3, 2009
1. Deibert Park Marker
Inscription. This park was donated to the people of Florence by Dr. Kirk R. and Lillian Cook Deibert who initially acquired this property in 1952. The acreage was once a part of a large ante-bellum plantation owned by Judge Sidney Cherry Posey. In 1875 his heirs sold this farm to Charles Posey who had worked these same fields as a slave. Later, Charles and his wife Amcy, began dividing the land among their heirs, and this settlement became known as Posey. According to tradition, Charles Posey built a schoolhouse here for his children and others in the neighborhood.
 
Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 50.406′ N, 87° 38.745′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Hightower Place near Darby Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located inside the park near the restrooms. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Hightower Pl., Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson's Military Road (approx. mile away); Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Larimore Home 1870 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sweetwater
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By Sandra Hughes, March 27, 2010
2. Deibert Park
(approx. one mile away); Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century (approx. 1.2 miles away); Weeden Heights (approx. 1.5 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cotton and Textile Mills (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Adah Digital Archives. Sidney Cherry Posey (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. A Walk Through the Past. A Walk Through the Past - People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale ... By William Lindsey McDonald (a local historican) Tells about Judge Sidney Cherry Posey (This is a great book that tells about Lauderdale Co and its people). (Submitted on July 7, 2010.) 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, March 27, 2010
3. Deibert Park
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By Sandra Hughes, October 5, 2006
4. Deibert Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on July 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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