1834~1843On this site Nicholas Marcellus Hentz conducted a girls school, Native of Metz, France.Hentz was a painter, entomologist, author, and was once a professor at University of North Alabama. Experimenting with silkworms, he planted groves of mulberry trees around this section of town. His wife, Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz, native of Massachusetts, assisted in the academy. She also wrote plays, poems, stories, popular novels, and a significant diary of her years in Florence.
|Placed By||Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 437920 N 3851885|
|Decimal Degrees||34.80731667, -87.67871667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 48.439', W 87° 40.723'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 48' 26.34" N, 87° 40' 43.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10301 Cramer Way, Florence AL 35630, US|
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