Florence's Early Water Tower 1890

Florence's Early Water Tower 1890 (HMNK2)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 49.471', W 87° 41.431'

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this tower of native stone was completed in 1890 as the foundation for a wrought- iron tank with a capacity of 280,000 gallons of water. It is 70 feet high and is located on the highest elevation in the city. Water was pumped here from Cypress Creek. It was constructed during the Industrial Boom at which time the population of Florence increased from approximately 2,000 in 1887 to over 6,000 in 1889. It was replaced by the adjoining standpipe in 1935.
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Placed ByFlorence Historical Board Florence, Alabama
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 436854 N 3853800
Decimal Degrees34.82451667, -87.69051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 49.471', W 87° 41.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 49' 28.26" N, 87° 41' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-442 Seymore Ave, Florence AL 35630, US
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