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Fort White in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town of Fort White

 
 
Town of Fort White Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. Town of Fort White Marker
Inscription. The town of Fort White, named for a former Second Seminole War fort built nearby in 1837, was founded in 1870 and flourished briefly after the arrival of the railroad in 1888. Phosphate mining and the growing of citrus and cotton sparked a boom that before 1900 made Fort White the second largest city in Columbia County with a population of nearly 2,000. The boom collapsed when severe freezes in the winter of 1896-1897 destroyed the local citrus industry. Phosphate mining ceased by 1910, and the boll weevil ended cotton farming before World War I. A handful of historic buildings, such as the Old Fort White School (1915) remain from the town's era of prosperity.
Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 1995 by Florida Department of State Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State. (Marker Number F-362.)
 
Location. 29° 55.45′ N, 82° 42.84′ W. Marker is in Fort White, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker is on NW 1st Street (State Road 47) near West Well Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Deese Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort White FL 32038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Town of Fort White Marker looking south along NW 1st Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
2. Town of Fort White Marker looking south along NW 1st Street
flies. "CCC Boy" Statue (approx. 8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 8 miles away); Bellamy Road (approx. 8.1 miles away); Town of Leno (approx. 8.1 miles away); High Springs, Florida (approx. 9.6 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away); Railroading In High Springs (approx. 9.7 miles away); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
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Town of Fort White Marker seen looking north along NW 1st Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. Town of Fort White Marker seen looking north along NW 1st Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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