Happy Earth Day!
Mayor Andy Betterton
April 23 , 2021
The public is invited to make nominations for the Walk of Honor, located in the beautiful River Heritage Park. The Walk of Honor recognizes individuals of Florence and Lauderdale County who have achieved national or international acclaim. This is a means to give honor and perpetuate the name and achievement of deserving individuals, either current or former citizens, through a form of civic recognition. For more information...
Advocating for the Shoals
Happy Earth Day!
Florence Recycle Center
Earth Day Activity: Paper Making
Children are invited to an Earth Day paper-making activity at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.
April 29, 2021
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HANK KLIBANOFF'S BURIED TRUTHS PODCAST
1604 Mockingbird Court, Unit A
Fink's Music is a family owned and operated music school located at 1604 Mockingbird Court #A in Florence, Alabama. They offer in-home and in-studio, private, group, and modern band classes. Visit finksmusicschool.com for more details.
Full-time positions include a generous defined benefit plan (pension plan), BCBS insurance plan, employee health clinic, and paid annual and sick leave.
Part Time $10.75 Hourly
Boards & Commissions
There are many boards and committee that assist with the functions of the City of Florence. Each board is comprised of members of City Administration and members of the local business community. Learn more...
THREE REMAINED HERE
Of the seven entrepreneurs (Thomas Bibb, John Childress, John Coffee, James Jackson, John McKinley, Dabney Morriss and Leroy Pope) who formed the Cypress Land Company in 1818 and purchased 5,500+ acres that would become Florence, three of these gentlemen chose to remain here with their families. John Coffee established an impressive plantation on the outskirts of town (near today's intersection of Cox Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Road) and, along with Dr. John Bedford, who owned a nearby plantation, established the first local school on the Coffee plantation. James Jackson established the legendary plantation near the confluence of Big Cypress and Little Cypress Creeks and built the magnificent Forks of Cypress mansion there, while also owning property in downtown Florence. John McKinley built a mansion in the vicinity of today's Hampton Inn in downtown Florence. He was soon elected to the U.S. Senate and then was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Justice from Alabama. The Post Office/Federal Courthouse building on Seminary Street officially bears his name today. So, these three gentlemen not only provided part of the money to purchase Florence's future home; they also chose to stay here to help the fledgling city establish a firm footing.
--Billy Warren, City Historian
A little funny
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