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Starke in Bradford County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Captain Richard C. Bradford

 
 
Captain Richard C. Bradford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Captain Richard C. Bradford Marker
Inscription. On December 6, 1861, Gov. John Milton signed a law changing the name of New River County to Bradford County. The Legislature had passed the law in honor of Captain Richard G. Bradford of Madison who was killed October 9, 1861, in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. This battle was fought in an attempt to capture Fort Pickens which protected Pensacola Harbor. Bradford was the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-13.)
 
Location. 29° 56.674′ N, 82° 6.673′ W. Marker is in Starke, Florida, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Call Street (State Highway 230) and North Temple Street (U.S. 301) on West Call Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West Call Street, Starke FL 32091, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woman's Club of Starke (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Blanding (approx. 8 miles away); Waldo (approx. 11.3 miles away); Dickison and His Men / Jefferson Davis' Baggage
Captain Richard C. Bradford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 14, 2008
2. Captain Richard C. Bradford Marker
(approx. 11.3 miles away); For All Who Served (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Bellamy Road (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Santa Rosa Island (October 9, 1861). was an unsuccessful Confederate attempt to take Union held Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island, Florida. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Fort Pickens. a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 From 1886 to May 1887, the famous Apache Indian chief Geronimo was imprisoned in Fort Pickens (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Captain Richard C. Bradford Marker (L) located at the County Building in Starke Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 14, 2008
3. Captain Richard C. Bradford Marker (L) located at the County Building in Starke
County Bldg. today is home to Santa Fe Community College Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 14, 2008
4. County Bldg. today is home to Santa Fe Community College
 
 
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