early 1900sThis Twentieth century business and residential area was developed by John D. Weeden Jr. during the building of Wilson Dam and the World War I Defense Plants. Weeden Heights was carved from 3,800-acre Sweetwater Plantation, the former home of his grandfather, Governor Robert M. Patton. The slave village, with its 23 small cabins facing a community square, was located north of the Broadway Recreation Center. An unmarked slave cemetery is nearby. In 1871 the Pattons gifted a 25-acre farm in this area to a former slave. Edmund Patton. "In consideration of his faithfulness and fidelity."
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 441543 N 3853188|
|Decimal Degrees||34.81928333, -87.63920000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 49.157', W 87° 38.352'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 49' 9.42" N, 87° 38' 21.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 230 N Broadway St, Florence AL 35630, US|
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