We are bound by Cherokee Avenue (South), Palmetto Street (North), Park Avenue (West) and Irby Street (East).
About the Timrod Park Neighborhood Association
The neighborhood association assumes responsibility for providing services beyond those provided by the city, all of which work towards insuring property values, providing for safety, maintenance, and the quality of life in Timrod Park neighborhood. Each month we have representation from Florence Police Department on site to provide a crime report for the prior month. We also invite a guest speaker to present on a topic that is relevant to the neighborhood. The association also uses this time to present any matters that warrant discussion and/or a vote by the association. It's a great time to meet your neighbors and to keep up with what is going on in our neighborhood. Please join us, as often as you can and be a good neighbor - bring a neighbor with you!
The Timrod park Neighborhood Association's mission is to preserve, promote and maintain the character of our neighborhood community and its beauty, safety and overall livability.
Who are we...
We are just one of those traditional neighborhoods that have access to what matters: cultural diversity, exceptionally valued properties, beautiful green spaces and walkable proximity to everyday destinations such as restaurants, grocery stores, churches, synagogues, and schools. Our residents enjoy walkable amenities including: bird watching and playing in our 18-acre park; picking up groceries at the Piggly Wiggly; meeting for breakfast at the Venus Pancake House and grabbing lunch at Jimmy John's; walking their children to the Florence Library; attending exhibits at the Florence Art Museum or grabbing a cup of coffee at the Krispy Kreme. Timrod Park is a sustainable, historic neighborhood built to last, evolve and improve with age!
The Timrod Park neighborhood dates back to the early 1900s. The neighborhood takes its name from Henry Timrod. Henry Timrod, born in 1867, was Poet Laureate of the Confederacy. He was born in Charleston in 1828. In 1856, he accepted a post as a teacher at the plantation of Col. William Henry Cannon in Florence, SC. A single room school building in which he taught is preserved and located in the neighborhood of Timrod Park. It was built to provide for the education of the plantation children. Henry Timrod's impassioned war poems stirred the South to action in the Civil War and they were these that won him "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy." Like so many of the talented members of his generation in the South, he was ultimately consumed, quite literally, by the effort to defend the Southern political and economic system which came to an abrupt end during the American Civil War. Prior to the war he was highly regarded and encouraged by the emerging American literary elite which included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and others. He died young leaving a small body of work that is often compared to Sidney Lanier, a Georgia poet similarly cut short, and John Greenleaf Whittier, whose work heralded modern American poetry in the second half of the 19th century. Timrod's literary contemporaries saw the poet's recognition of the war a waste of time, particularly on those who followed the Southern patriotic call in the name of honor and principal. He is buried in Trinity Churchyard in Columbia, he was not yet 39 years old.
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