Farming and agriculture has been an integral part of the economic history of Florence and Lauderdale County.  The Alabama Department of Agriculture has recognized those farms that have been in the same family for more than a century as Alabama Century and Heritage Farms.

Lauderdale County, Alabama:

Farm Name: Austin Place

Owners: Joseph R. Austin,  Rt 12 Old Natchez Trace, Florence, AL 35630


Farm Name: The George Place

Owners: Miss Julia George,  Rasch Road,  Florence, AL 35630


Farm Name: Locker Farm

Owners: John R. Locker,  Rt 11 Box 44, Florence, AL 35630


Farm Name: Leonard Eckl Farm

Owners: Leonard C. Eckl,  Rt 13  Box 47, Florence, AL 35630


Farm Name: Hammond Farm

Owners: Roy & Stella Hammond,  4660 CR 89, Lexington, AL 35648


Farm Name: Hannah Farm or Hannah-Smith Farm

Owners: (Jointly owned)

Louise Hannah Glover,  440 Smithwood Tr., Green Hill, AL 35645   and

Floyd Hannah, Jr.,  5161 CR 130, Killen, AL 35645


Farm Name: John Joe Eckl Farm

Owners: John Joe Eckl,  1001 CR 30, Florence, AL 35634


Source:  Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industry