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Colonel Pickett Place 1833 - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 48.292 W 087° 40.610
16S E 438091 N 3851612
Quick Description: This historic marker is located at the intersection of Hermitage Drive and North Court Street, Florence, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 7:10:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Colonel Pickett Place

This "double-pile cottage" is a rare Alabama example of Tidewater architecture that originated along the Southern seaboard during the colonial period. This house was built in 1833 by Thomas J. Crowe, proprietor of the early National hotel in Florence, as a wedding gift for his bride, Elizabeth Hooks of Tennessee. It later became the home or Richard Oric Pickett, who arrived in 1843 to become one of the town's leading attorneys. Pickett was Colonel of the 10th Alabama Infantry under General Philip Roddey, called "Defender of North Alabama" during the Civil War.

Erected by Florence Historic Board Florence Alabama.
Marker Name: Colonel Pickett Place 1833

Marker Type: Urban

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Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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