Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Pope's Tavern Museum
At various times the building served as the home to prominent families including Charles Gookin, a businessman and city Alderman, and Josiah Patterson, a prominent lawyer and his son, who later became Governor of Tennessee.
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During the Civil War the house was used as a hospital by Union and Confederate armies. It was first used as a hospital shortly after the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson and remained in fairly constant use after early 1862. Thirty-two soldiers died in the house and were buried in the old Florence Cemetery.
Felix Grundy Lambeth, a postmaster in Florence, bought
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.3′ N, 87° 40.62′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Hermitage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seminary - O'Neal Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Sannoner Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Colonel Pickett Place (about 600 feet away); Regions Bank (about 600 feet Wood Avenue Historic District (about 700 feet away); Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building (about 700 feet away); Courtview, Rogers Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Pope's Tavern Museum - City of Florence. (Submitted on July 16, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.