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Alachula County Courthouse

 
 
Alachula County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
1. Alachula County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The Alachua County Commission, by authority of the Florida Legislature, selected this site for a courthouse in 1854, moving the county seat from Newnansville. The first courthouse was a frame building completed in 1856. It was demolished on the completion of a red brick courthouse in 1886. The current building, completed in 1958, and its 1962 addition, were erected in response to the continuing expansion of governmental needs in Alachua County.
 
Erected 1972 by Alachua County Historical Commission Authorized by the Board of County Commissioners In Cooperation With Department of State. (Marker Number F-191.)
 
Location. 29° 39.086′ N, 82° 19.497′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on S Main Street (Florida Route 329) near SE 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldier Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah T. Walls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Cattle Ranching (about 600 feet away); First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville
Alachula County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
2. Alachula County Courthouse Marker
(about 600 feet away); City of Gainesville (about 700 feet away); East Florida Seminary (about 700 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Florida Historic Courthouses- Alachula County Courthouse. Alachua is one of Florida’s older counties... (Submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Alachula County Courthouse Marker, along S Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
3. Alachula County Courthouse Marker, along S Main Street
Alachula County Courthouse Marker on grounds of present day Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
4. Alachula County Courthouse Marker on grounds of present day Courthouse
Alachula County Courthouse 1886 - 1958 image. Click for full size.
Florida Historic Courthouses
5. Alachula County Courthouse 1886 - 1958
Alachula County Courthouse present day image. Click for full size.
Florida Historic Courthouses
6. Alachula County Courthouse present day
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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