Florence: Alabama’s Renaissance City
Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, was surveyed in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner, an Italian native who named the city after Florence, Italy.
Every Saturday during the latter months of the year, the roads of Alabama are empty. That’s just what happens when you’re the home of the nation’s most celebrated college football programs. But it isn’t all pigskin here, you’ll also find NASCAR’s biggest track, beautiful minor league baseball diamonds, and even pro soccer with a fervent fanbase.
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Elkmont is best known as the home of an internationally acclaimed goat cheese maker. It is also a place to explore Civil War history, pick, grin and dance the night away at an old railroad depot, or listen to country music by Nashville entertainers inside a little red caboose.
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