Florence, Alabama: World's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an Indian

From 1988 to 2017, Tom Hendrix built a thick, low, serpentine wall out of 8.5 million pounds of individual rocks. He built it to honor his Indian great-great-grandmother. He died Feb. 24, 2017.

Address:
13890 Lauderdale County Road 8, Florence, AL
Directions:
From the Tennessee-Alabama line, drive south on the Natchez Trace Pkwy for around three miles. At milepost 338 turn east onto County Road 8. The wall will quickly appear on the right.
Hours:
Daily 8-4 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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World's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an Indian.

World's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an Indian

It's an amazing story, and Tom is awesome. He's 89, and you would never know it -- he is in such great health. All I can say is you need to check it out for yourself.

[Shirley, 10/18/2016]

Memorial walls.

World's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an Indian

We found this and were amazed by this memorial. Mr. Hendricks was there and told the story of his great grandmother and why he built this. Amazing doesn't begin to describe it. Pictures don't do it justice either. You have to see it to appreciate it.

[Danae, 06/10/2014]
Stone Wall To Native American Women

This is an amazing stone wall constructed single-handedly by a man named Tom Hendrix. His great great grandmother was a 14-year old Euchee Indian girl who was forcibly moved along with thousands of others to an Oklahoma reservation during the early 1800s. From the reservation she ran away and traveled alone all the way back to her homeland in north Alabama.

The stone wall is Hendrix's tribute to her and to all Native American women.

[Jim Robinson, 10/25/2007]

The wall is reportedly the World's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an Indian. It contains 8.5 million pounds of rocks, all individually placed by Tom, and if straight it would stretch 1.25 miles.


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