Weeden Heights

Weeden Heights (HMNTF)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 49.157', W 87° 38.352'

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early 1900s

This 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."
Year Placed2009
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 441543 N 3853188
Decimal Degrees34.81928333, -87.63920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 49.157', W 87° 38.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 49' 9.42" N, 87° 38' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 N Broadway St, Florence AL 35630, US
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