Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Spanish Cattle Ranching
Erected 1969 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-165.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 29° 39.125′ N, 82° 19.393′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on E. University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located between 1st Street NE & 3rd Street NE at Municipal Bldg. southside plaza along E. University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville (within shouting distance of this marker); East Florida Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Gainesville (within shouting distance of this marker); Alachula County Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josiah T. Walls (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Matheson House (approx. ¼ mile away); Roper Park / Old City Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Also see . . . Florida Cattle Ranching - Division of Library & Information Services- Florida Department of State. Florida's Andalusian/Caribbean cattle were the first in today's United States. Some scholars believe that cattle brought by the expeditions of Ponce de Leon in 1521 and Don Diego de Maldonado in 1540 escaped and survived in the wild. Organized ranching began with the founding of St. Augustine in 1565, when cattle from Spain and Cuba formed the basis of herds that fed the garrison and surrounding communities. In addition to herds owned by the Spanish and Indians, wild cattle flourished in the rangelands and prairies. ... (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.