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Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad

 
 
Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2010
1. Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Florida Railroad Company was incorporated January 8, 1853, with David L. Yulee as president. The line received both federal and state land grants. Despite early financial difficulties, construction was begun from Fernandina, where the main office was located, in 1856. The Final trackage to Cedar Key was lain March 1, 1861, and Florida had its first cross-state railroad.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-28.)
 
Location. 30° 40.272′ N, 81° 27.879′ W. Marker is in Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on Center Avenue east of Front Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown business district, very near the water front area along the Amelia River, and directly in front of the town's old railroad depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Invasion of British East Florida (a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); David L. Yulee (approx.
Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2010
2. Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
View of the historical marker in front of the old Fernandina Beach railroad depot.
0.2 miles away); The Lesesne House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nassau County Historic Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker temporarily moved
On today's visit (12/17/2014) I found the depot building was under construction, and the sign is laying against the building without it's post.
    — Submitted December 17, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.

 
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Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2010
3. Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
View looking southwest of the historical marker showing both the waterfront marina area and the railroad activity that continues to exist near the area of the marker.
Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2010
4. Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
View looking south of the area near the historical marker.
Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker,old station and tourist center, 102 Centre Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
5. Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker,old station and tourist center, 102 Centre Street
Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker Relocation image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, December 17, 2014
6. Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker Relocation
The marker has been temporarily relocated to the left of the front door without its stand.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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