Historic Markers Across Alabama

Early Settlers

Marker ID: AHC 
County: Lawrence
Waymark: None


In 1872, Father A.J. Houser, Director of the Homestead Society of Cincinnati, Ohio founded St. Florian. He subdivided the land for German immigrants who became independent landowners, built homes and reared their families. Many of the descendants from that small group of immigrants still live in the community, some in the original homes. Other descendants are scattered throughout the United States. The St. Florian Historic District was included in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in September 2007.

End of Early Settlers