“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Dr. Hicks Boulevard

Dr. Hicks Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 23, 2009
1. Dr. Hicks Boulevard Marker
Inscription. This boulevard was named in honor of Dr. Leonard Jerry Hicks by the City of Florence in 1981. Dr. Hicks was a prominent Black leader of the community and was recognized for his skills as a physician across the State of Alabama. He was born September 20, 1899, at Plant City, Florida, and died September 27, 1973, at Florence. Dr. Hicks' medical office was located near this site.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
Location. 34° 47.917′ N, 87° 40.297′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of E Dr Hicks Blvd and S. Wood Ave. on E Dr Hicks Blvd. 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 walking distance of this marker. St. Mark Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (about 600 feet away); The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969/Sticky Fingers Ranks Among Greatest Albums (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Legion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauderdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church Spring and School (approx. ¼ mile away); Downtown Florence Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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