Quincy in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of the First Gadsden County Courthouse
Erected 1972 by Sponsored by Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc, In cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-199.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 30° 35.152′ N, 84° 35.857′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1636 US 90, Quincy FL 32351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Quincy State Bank (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gadsden County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gadsden County Civil War Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Quincy Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gadsden County War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
Also see . . . Court Minutes 1824 - Gadsden Territory.
Gadsden was still a Territory at this time and had no complete county government, with employees to do the work. There were just appointed figures, like the judges, sheriff, tax collector, and clerk of the court. The judges would assign men living on the roads to be the overseer of the road maintenance on a certain road. The judge would assign another man to "apportion the hands" on the road for a certain overseer. The phrase "apportion the hands" meant to decide how many hands (workers) would be needed and then request that many slaves of large land owners living near the road when it was time to actually do the work. (Submitted on April 5, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.