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Quincy in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gadsden County

 
 
Gadsden County Marker image. Click for full size.
circa October 2009
1. Gadsden County Marker
Inscription. Gadsden, Florida's fifth county, was formed in 1823. It once ran from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Suwannee River to the Apalachicola River. Quincy, the county seat, was incorporated in 1828. Previously known as Middle Florida, the new county was named for Capt. James Gadsden, Army Engineer and later diplomat, who campaigned in this area under Andrew Jackson in 1818. Capt. Gadsden designed and built the fort on the Apalachicola River which bears his name, and in 1855 was responsible for the Gadsden Purchase which completed the boundaries of the continental United States. Indian Wars troubled this frontier area until 1840. Before the Civil War the county was noted for cotton, sugar cane, and tobacco. Later farmers also produced rice, wine grapes, livestock, and timber. By 1890 shade-grown Cuban tobacco had become the major industry, with production from field to finished cigar. Such famous brands as White Owl and King Edward were made here. Other important industries include the mining of fuller's earth and the growing of tomatoes. Gadsden County has also provided Governors, Supreme Court Chief Justices, and numerous other high state officials.
 
Erected 1978 by Gadsden County Historical Commission and Department of State. (Marker Number F-286.)
 
Location.
Gadsden County Marker image. Click for full size.
circa October 2009
2. Gadsden County Marker
30° 35.3′ N, 84° 34.583′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is on East Jefferson Street (U.S. 90) just east of North Adams Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Near sidewalk in front of county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 E Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351, Quincy FL 32351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsden County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsden County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quincy State Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pat Munroe House (about 600 feet away); The White House / Pleasants Woodson White (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Quincy Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Gadsden - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2010.)
2. Gadsden County Florida website. (Submitted on April 17, 2010.)
3. Gadsden Purchase website. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Gadsden County Marker and Gadsden County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
circa October 2009
3. Gadsden County Marker and Gadsden County Courthouse
Gadsden County Marker image. Click for full size.
circa October 2009
4. Gadsden County Marker
Looking east from near North Adams Street.
 
 
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