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Weeden Heights

   
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Broadway St and Mahogany Ave
Florence
AL
USA
35630
"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 his 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.'" -Florence Historical Board marker, 2009.
 
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