Historic Markers Across Alabama

Florence Cemetery — -1818-

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Location: on East College Street, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.179    W 087° 40.015
  34.80298333    -87.66691666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


When the city was surveyed this land described as "outside the city limits" was designated as the burying grounds for the new town. It contains the graves of early settlers, including a son and brother of Ferdinand Sannoner, Surveyor of Florence, and served as the principal cemetery for over 130 years. Two former Governors in the O'Neal family, as well as many prominent community leaders and families are interred here. "Soldiers Rest", a Confederate Cemetery, is located near the south property line.

End of Florence Cemetery — -1818-