Major General George Washington Goethals' Home

Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (HMJ8M)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.478', W 87° 40.645'

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The great engineering genius of the Panama Canal lived at this site from 1888 until 1907.As a young lieutenant, Gothals was sent to Florence to speed up the work on the Muscle Shoals Canal Project which effectively by~passed the serious river impediment known as the Muscle Shoals. His successful accomplishment here were considered as an apprenticeship that led to his renowned work in the building of the Panama Canal (1908~1914). Goethals later remarked that his work on the Muscle Shoals Canal loomed far larger in his memory than the canal in Panama.
HM NumberHMJ8M
Placed ByFlorence Historical Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438040 N 3851956
Decimal Degrees34.80796667, -87.67741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.478', W 87° 40.645'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 28.68" N, 87° 40' 38.70" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-660 N Wood Ave, Florence AL 35630, US
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