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Newberry in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

City of Newberry Historic District

 
 
City of Newberry Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. City of Newberry Historic District Marker
Inscription. The discovery of hard rock phosphate in Alachua County in 1889 sparked the appearance of boom towns wherever large deposits of the mineral were found. Incorporated in 1894, Newberry thrived until 1914 when the onset of World War I forced the mines to close. The mines did not reopen after the war, causing the economy of the town to collapse and forcing many residents to leave. The buildings in Newberry's historic district reflect the boom town atmosphere of small mining communities founded in Florida at end of the 19th century. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 1995 by Florida Department of State Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State. (Marker Number F-363.)
 
Location. 29° 38.778′ N, 82° 36.732′ W. Marker is in Newberry, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of West Newberry Road (State Road 26) and Northwest 254th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Newberry Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25440 W Newberry Rd, Newberry FL 32669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newberry Community Veterans Memorial
City of Newberry Historic District Marker at the Municipal Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
2. City of Newberry Historic District Marker at the Municipal Building
(a few steps from this marker); Newberry, Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); David Levy Yulee and Cotton Wood Plantation (approx. 9.6 miles away); Archer (approx. 9.6 miles away); Archer Veterans (approx. 9.9 miles away); Thomas Gilbert Pearson (approx. 9.9 miles away); Fort Clarke (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newberry.
 
Regarding City of Newberry Historic District. National Register of Historic Places:
Newberry Historic District (added 1987 - - #87002150)
Roughly bounded by NW Second Ave., NW Second St., Lucile St., & NW Ninth St. , Newberry
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private , Local
Historic Function:
Newberry Historic District , Municipal Building placed on the National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. Newberry Historic District , Municipal Building placed on the National Register of Historic Places
Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Business, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Business, Single Dwelling
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
City of Newberry Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
4. City of Newberry Historic District Marker
City of Newberry Historic District Marker seen along West Newberry Road (State Road 26) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
5. City of Newberry Historic District Marker seen along West Newberry Road (State Road 26)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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