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

George H. Carroll Lion Habitat

 
 
George H. Carroll Lion Habitat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
1. George H. Carroll Lion Habitat Marker
Inscription. The lion habitat is named in honor of George H. Carroll (1926-1998), a long-standing friend and supporter of the University of North Alabama (UNA). Mr. Carroll was the loving husband of Virginia Sego Carroll and father of Steven, Judy, and George Jr., and David. He was a prominent and successful businessman, community leader and philanthropist. Mr. Carroll loved the UNA lions and it is only fitting that this facility bears his name.
 
Location. 34° 48.446′ N, 87° 40.706′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from North Wood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the UNA Lions Habitat. 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. Locust Dell Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (about 400 feet away); World War I Memorial Trees (about 500 feet away); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (about 600 feet away); Wesleyan Bell (about 600 feet away); Florence State Teachers College (about 600 feet away); Courtview, Rogers Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Education
 
George H. Carroll image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
2. George H. Carroll
UNA and Leo image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
3. UNA and Leo
Leo III and Una image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
4. Leo III and Una
(Panthera leo)
David B. Carroll, in loving memory and honor of his father George HH. Carroll (1926-1998), provided a charitable contribution to cover the cost of purchasing Leo III and Una. These African Nubian lions were born in captivity at the Greenville Wildlife Park, a 501 (c) (3) organization, which provides education about and is a refuge and sanctuary for wild animals. The University and the surrounding community owe a deep debt of gratitude to David B. Carroll for gifting funds for Leo III and Una to the UNA Foundation, and for his many other philanthropic contributions.
George H. Carroll Lion Habitat image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
5. George H. Carroll Lion Habitat
George H. Carroll Lion Habitat image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 19, 2009
6. George H. Carroll Lion Habitat
Lions image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 19, 2009
7. Lions
George H. Carroll Lion Habitat image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 27, 2005
8. George H. Carroll Lion Habitat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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