Historic Markers Across Alabama

Locust Dell Academy

Marker ID:  
Location: in front of Locust Bell Academy which is now the Department of History on the Campus of UNA, on N. Wood Avenue, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.439    W 087° 40.723
  34.80731666    -87.67871666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Locust Dell Academy

On this site Nicholas Marcellus Hentz conducted a girls school, Native of Metz, France. Hentz was a painter, entomologist, author, and was once a professor at University of North Alabama. Experimenting with silkworms, he planted groves of mulberry trees around this section of town. His wife, Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz, native of Massachusetts, assisted in the academy. She also wrote plays, poems, stories, popular novels, and a significant diary of her years in Florence.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.

End of Locust Dell Academy