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Lamont in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lamont Community

 
 
Lamont Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 15, 2018
1. Lamont Community Marker
Inscription.  Lamont began existence in 1848 when a U.S. post office was established at Beasley's Store which also served as a horse changing station on the stagecoach line between Tallahassee and St. Augustine. After the Civil War, the small settlement that had grown up in the area was known locally by the unusual name “Lick Skillet” and as McCane's Store. By the time its name was officially changed to Lamont in 1885, the town had grown to 180 residents with two stores, two grist mills and three churches. The community thrived after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a line through the town in 1926. The town's residents worked in sawmills and turpentine stills. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the town's industries failed, and many residents were forced to move away. Today Lamont's past is reflected by a former post office, built c. 1910, and several historic churches and houses.
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Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State
F-366 • 1995

 
Erected 1995 by Florida Department
Lamont Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 24, 2021
2. Lamont Community Marker
After restoration
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of State. (Marker Number F-366.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 30° 22.697′ N, 83° 48.871′ W. Marker is in Lamont, Florida, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Capps Highway (U.S. 27) north of County Road 257, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk in the vacant lot on the north side of the Lamont Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6244 West Capps Highway, Lamont FL 32336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosewood (approx. 6.4 miles away); Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 6.9 miles away); 175th Anniversary of the Waukeenah United Methodist Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Howard Academy Elementary and Junior High School (Later Howard Academy High School) Second Street (approx. 11˝ miles away); "Meeting Oak" (approx. 12 miles away); Perkins Opera House (approx. 12 miles away); Jefferson County Sesquicentennial (approx. 12 miles away).
 
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Lamont Community Marker (<i>wide view from U.S. Highway 27</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 15, 2018
3. Lamont Community Marker (wide view from U.S. Highway 27)
 Lamont Community Marker. The settlement was called "Lick Skillet" after the Civil War, but in 1885 was named Lamont to honor Cornelius Lamont, Vice President during the first administration of President Grover Cleveland (1885-1889). (Submitted on November 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Lamont Community Marker (<i>wide view; Lamont Post Office is just south of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 15, 2018
4. Lamont Community Marker (wide view; Lamont Post Office is just south of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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