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Starke in Bradford County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Captain Richard G. Bradford

 
 
Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker
Inscription.  On December 6, 1861, Gov. John Milton signed a law changing the name of New River County to Bradford County. The Legislature had passed the law in honor of Captain Richard G. Bradford of Madison who was killed October 9, 1861, in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. This battle was fought in an attempt to capture Fort Pickens which protected Pensacola Harbor. Bradford was the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 9, 1896.
 
Location. 29° 56.674′ N, 82° 6.673′ W. Marker is in Starke, Florida, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Call Street (State Road 230) and North Temple Street (U.S. 301) on West Call Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West Call Street, Starke FL 32091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bradford County Bank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woman's Club of Starke
Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 7, 2020
2. Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker after restoration
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(about 600 feet away); Howitzer, 152MM (approx. 7.9 miles away); 66th Infantry Division (approx. 7.9 miles away); Field Howitzer (approx. 7.9 miles away); 63rd Infantry Division (approx. 7.9 miles away); Carriage, Motor, M16 (approx. 7.9 miles away); M4 "Sherman" Tank (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starke.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Santa Rosa Island (October 9, 1861). was an unsuccessful Confederate attempt to take Union held Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island, Florida. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Fort Pickens. a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 From 1886 to May 1887, the famous Apache Indian chief Geronimo was imprisoned in Fort Pickens (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 14, 2008
3. Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker
Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker located to the left in this view of the County Building in Starke image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 14, 2008
4. Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker located to the left in this view of the County Building in Starke
Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker and old Bradford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 7, 2020
5. Captain Richard G. Bradford Marker and old Bradford County Courthouse
County Building today is home to Santa Fe Community College image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 14, 2008
6. County Building today is home to Santa Fe Community College
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,193 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 4, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on May 4, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   6. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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