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Friday, December 27, 2013


The  Karsner-Kennedy  House

in  downtown Florence at 301 North Pine Street, is the second local structure to be listed on the National Register of Historical Places.The house is approaching 200 years of age and its architectural significance is aptly described on the markers.

This Karsner -Kennedy House marker was installed 
on June 27 of 2013.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Elgin / Elgin Crossroads

Elgin / Elgin Crossroads

Eastern Lauderdale County has had relatively few historical road markers. You will find “Butler Cemetery” on page 3 of my “Signs of the Past”, “Andrew Phillips” on page 8, “Daniel White” on page 31, “French-Glover Farm” on page 58, “Grassy Memorial” on page 66, “Rogersville Heritage Park” on page 71, and “Chief Doublehead” on page 172. By comparison the western side of Lauderdale County has close to a hundred markers. This imbalance may be addressed by the recent formation of the East Lauderdale Historical Society (ELHS). This society is erecting markers to fill this “marker vacuum”.

This “Elgin/Elgin Crossroads” historical marker was recently erected by the ELHS. Several people mentioned on the marker appear on other Lauderdale historical markers. “Gabriel Butler” appears on page 3 of “Signs of the Past”, “Daniel White” is featured on page 31, and you may read about the “Jackson's Military Road” on pages 91 & 92.