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Stewart County Historical Markers

Florence


  • Source: Todd Massar
  • Marker: Florence
  • Location: Florence Marina on Ga. 39

FLORENCE

Located on this site was the frontier town of Florence, which was incorporated on December 14, 1837 after the Creek Indians burned the nearby town of Roanoke in 1836. Florence was originally named Liverpool after the English port city. For many years the town flourished and could boast of a covered bridge linking it to Alabama, a newspaper, bank and hotel. Florence began to decline after the flood of 1846 washed away the bridge and the town was later bypassed by the railroad. The town site is now occupied by a few scattered homes, farmland and Florence Marina State Park which takes its name from the former community.

ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND STEWART COUNTY 1992