Historic Markers Across Alabama

Deibert Park

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Location: on Hightower Place near Darby Drive, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 50.406    W 087° 38.745
  34.8401    -87.64575
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJ987


Deibert Park
-dedicated May 25, 2000-

This park was donated to the people of Florence by Dr. Kirk R. and Lillian Cook Deibert who initially acquired this property in 1952. The acreage was once a part of a large ante-bellum plantation owned by Judge Sidney Cherry Posey. In 1875 his heirs sold this farm to Charles Posey who had worked these same fields as a slave. Later, Charles and his wife Amcy, began dividing the land among their heirs, and this settlement became known as Posey. According to tradition, Charles Posey built a schoolhouse here for his children and others in the neighborhood.

Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Commission.

End of Deibert Park