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

City of Alachua

 
 
City of Alachua Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. City of Alachua Marker
Inscription.  Upon completion to Gainesville of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway in May 1884, citizens from the former county seat at Newnansville were among those who moved to the present site of Alachua which was near the railroad. The city is located in a productive farming area. The Bellamy Road, a national highway from St. Augustine to Pensacola authorized in 1824, originally passed near the northeast city boundary. The post office was established April 30, 1887. The city was incorporated April 12, 1905.
 
Erected 1972 by Alachua County Historical Commission In Cooperation With Department of State. (Marker Number F-206.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1248.
 
Location. 29° 47.628′ N, 82° 29.897′ W. Marker is in Alachua, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on NW 151st Boulevard near NW 142 Terrace, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua FL 32615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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City of Alachua Marker near NW 151st Boulevard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
2. City of Alachua Marker near NW 151st Boulevard
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least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alachua County Training School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Newnansville Town Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Newnansville Methodist Church Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Springhill Methodist Church/Traxler, Fla. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Spring Hill United Methodist Church / Bellamy Road (approx. 5.7 miles away); William Henry Traxler (approx. 5.7 miles away); Douglass High School (approx. 5.9 miles away); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alachua.
 
City of Alachua Marker located in the parking lot at City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. City of Alachua Marker located in the parking lot at City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Aug. 13, 2022