Historic Markers Across Alabama

East Florence Historic District

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Location: is on Huntsville Road near S Royal Avenue and Georgia Avenue, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.244    W 087° 39.523
  34.80406666    -87.65871666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The East Florence business area began in the industrial boom of the 1880s and 1890s and continued its development through the 1920s. Originally known as "Sweetwater", the small locally owned firms were established to serve the growing population employed in the industries of the area. The district contains twelve buildings of historical and architectural significance, including a home, drug store, grocery, bank, cafe, fire station, and railroad.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

End of East Florence Historic District