McFarland Park and Recreation Area

McFarland Park and Recreation Area (HMIXS)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 47.169', W 87° 40.52'

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This bottom land serves as a reservoir for TVA's flood control program. Florence leases it for recreational purposes when not being used by TVA.Major Robert McFarland, a native of Ireland, his wife, Kate Armstead McFarland, and their seven children resided in the ante~bellum mansion now called Mapleton that overlooked this river bottom. Strawberries were once grown here. Jobless families were encouraged to plant vegetables gardens here during the Great Depression. Major McFarland rode with Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and became the first cavalryman to leap across the line onto Indian soil.
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438214 N 3849536
Decimal Degrees34.78615000, -87.67533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.169', W 87° 40.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 10.14" N, 87° 40' 31.20" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1507 Mc Farland Park Rd, Florence AL 35630, US
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