Historic Markers Across Alabama

John McKinley

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on corner of S Seminary St and Veterans Drive, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 47.773    W 087° 40.349
  34.79621666    -87.67248333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

John McKinley (1780-1852), native of Virginia, prominent attorney, member of Cypress Land Company, built a large three-story mansion near this site in 1820's which later burned.

McKinley served in Alabama Legislature, U.S. Senate (1826-31), U.S. House (1833-35); was appointed Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, by President Van Buren: served 1837-52. Died in Louisville, Ky.

Erected 1974 by Alabama Historical Association.

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