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City of Florence - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 48.073 W 087° 40.575
16S E 438141 N 3851207
Quick Description: The City of Florence historic marker is located at the intersection of East Mobile Street and North Court Street, Florence, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2013 5:52:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGEA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:


City of Florence


Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner and named for the famous capital of Tuscany. The county seat of Lauderdale County, it was first incorporated in 1826. Located at the foot of Muscle Shoals, it became a thriving agricultural and commercial center with light industry and significant religious, educational, and medical institutions. During the Civil War, Florence was occupied by both armies at various times. The Tennessee Valley Authority with Wilson and Wheeler Dams contributed to further economic development.

Erected by Florence Historical Board, Florence, Alabama.


More information:
Wikipedia: Florence, Alabama
Wikipedia: Tennessee Valley Authority
Wikipedia: Wheeler Dam
Wikipedia: Wilson Dam
Marker Name: City of Florence

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
From Wikipedia: Florence, Alabama http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence,_Alabama "Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 39,319.[2] Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Florence is considered the primary economic hub of northwestern Alabama. Florence is renowned for its annual tourism events, including W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer, and the Renaissance Faire in the fall. Landmarks in Florence include the Rosenbaum House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home located in Alabama. The type of municipal government is mayor-council."


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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