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Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fairbanks Home

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
1. Fairbanks Home Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1885 by George Rainsford Fairbanks, lawyer, historian, and editor. Born in 1820 at Watertown, New York, Fairbanks moved to Florida in 1842 and became a major in the Confederate Army.

He edited the Fernandina Florida Mirror, presided over the Board of Trade, pioneered in developing the citrus industry, and helped establish the University of the South at Sewannee, Tennessee. Thousands of school children used his "History of Florida" as a textbook.

He was one of the founders of the Florida Historical Society in 1856.
 
Erected 1964 by The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 40.035′ N, 81° 27.614′ W. Marker is in Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on S 7th Street near Cedar Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 S 7th Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Fairbanks Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
2. Fairbanks Home and Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Nassau County Historic Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lesesne House (approx. ¼ mile away); Post Office Lamp Posts (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Post Office–Customs House-Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
 
Regarding Fairbanks Home. National Register of Historic Places:
Fairbanks House (added 1973 - - #73000592)
227 S. 7th St. , Fernandina Beach
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Schuyler,R.V.
♦ Architectural Style: Italianate
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Domestic
 
Also see . . .  Maj. George Rainsford Fairbanks, Find a Grave entry. ...He was Mayor of St. Augustine, State Senator, author of many important works in historical research, one of the founders
Fairbanks Home Marker along S 7th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
3. Fairbanks Home Marker along S 7th Street
and last surviving original trustee of the famous University of the South, and the oldest deputy of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church. ... (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
George Rainsford Fairbanks image. Click for full size.
By Maj. George Rainsford Fairbanks, Find a Grave entry, `
4. George Rainsford Fairbanks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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