Historic Markers Across Alabama



Maud McKnight Lindsay



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Location: on Cole Street near Old Brandon Elementary School in East Florence. Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.295    W 087° 39.028
  34.80491666    -87.65046666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Maud McKnight Lindsay
May 13, 1874-May 30, 1941


Born in Tuscumbia, Lived in Sheffield Daughter of Robert Burns Lindsay, Governor of Alabama 1870-72. Teacher of Alabama first kindergarten-1898. Ranks as one of the greatest kindergarten teachers in the world. Author of 18 books for children. Maud Lindsay was close friend of Helen Keller. The Florence Free Kindergarten Established September 3, 1898 Founded through the efforts of Miss Loulie Johnes, Mrs John R. Price, Mr. Frank Jackson, Mr. Thomas Phillip, Teacher Miss Maud McKnight Lindsay Teacher, Writer, Philanthropist. The Monument erected for Miss Maud Lindsay in Appreciation of her life of service to the community. By students and friends Mrs. Grover Garner Chairman September 3, 1970

Erected 1970 by Maud Lindsay Garden Club.







End of Maud McKnight Lindsay