Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park

Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park (HMQLH)

Location: Florala, AL 36442 Covington County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 0.369', W 86° 19.699'

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The name Florala came from combining the names of Florida and Alabama. Lake Jackson, located in Florala, is the state's largest natural lake. It is named for Andrew Jackson, who in 1818 camped on the lake with his soldiers while en route to Pensacola. James Edwin Hughes, best known as the "Father of Florala," arrived int he area in December 1865. He created a homestead and began settling this community. Since 1870, the City of Florala, through Florala's Fidelity Masonic Lodge No. 685 and Chapter No. 441 of the Order of the Eastern Star, has served as the home of the World's Oldest Consecutive Annual Masonic Day Celebration. The celebration is in honor of St. John's Day, which is June 24. Florala was incorporated in 1901. The marker and park are dedicated to the brave military men and women who have served and died for this country and the citizens of Florala, past, present, and future.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the City of Florala
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 564119 N 3430477
Decimal Degrees31.00615000, -86.32831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 0.369', W 86° 19.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 0' 22.14" N, 86° 19' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66-76 5th St, Florala AL 36442, US
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