Florence Marina State Park

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Florence Marina State Park
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Florence Marina State Park
Map showing the location of Florence Marina State Park
Map showing the location of Florence Marina State Park
Location of Florence Marina State Park in Georgia
LocationStewart County, Georgia, USA
Nearest cityOmaha, Georgia
Coordinates32°05′27″N 85°02′36″W / 32.0908°N 85.04333°W / 32.0908; -85.04333Coordinates: 32°05′27″N 85°02′36″W / 32.0908°N 85.04333°W / 32.0908; -85.04333
Area173 acres (0.70 km2; 0.27 sq mi)
Governing bodyGeorgia State Park

Florence Marina State Park is a 173-acre (70 ha) Georgia state park located near Omaha on the eastern shore of Walter F. George Lake. The park is known for its deep-water marina and its water recreation sports, such as fishing and waterskiing. The park also attracts bird-watchers with the chance of seeing herons, egrets and, possibly, bald eagles. The park is home to the Kirbo Interpretive Center, which teaches visitors about Native Americans and displays snakes, turtles, fish, and other artifacts from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. Located just 10 mi (16 km) southeast of the park is Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area.[1]

History

The park is on the site of the frontier town of Florence, which was originally named Liverpool, after the English port city. Florence was a prosperous town with a covered bridge linking it to Alabama, a newspaper, bank and hotel. The town went into decline after a flood washed away the bridge in 1846 and the town was bypassed by the railroad.[2] Florence was officially incorporated as a town from 1837 until 1995.[3]

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References

  1. ^ "Florence Marina State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. 7 March 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Florence Marker - Historic Markers Across Georgia". www.lat34north.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 79. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

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