Historic Markers Across Alabama



Florence Wagon Company



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Richards Street and Veterans Drive, Florence, AL.
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.361    W 087° 38.665
  34.80601666    -87.64441666
Waymark: None
 



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Moved here from Atlanta in 1889, this industry made Florence a household word throughout the South. It was the largest wagon factory in the South, reportedly second largest in the U.S., with 250 employees and annual production of 12,000 wagons. World War I army wagons were made here and sent all over U.S. and to France. Increasing use of motorized vehicles caused gradual reduction in activity of factory. The firm was liquidated in 1930's







End of Florence Wagon Company