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Vernon in Washington County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moss Hill

 
 
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Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
1. Moss Hill Marker
Inscription.  Early settlers, attracted by the fertile Coosada (later Holmes) Old Fields, established a log schoolhouse Methodist mission near here soon after Spain ceded Florida to the United Stated in 1820. The first Methodist ministerial assignment between the Apalachicola River and Pensacola was made to the Holmes Valley Mission. During the early history of Washington County, court terms were held here or in the home of a nearby settler. A church was erected here in 1857.
 
Erected 1963 by Rural Areas Development Council of Washington County and Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-108.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 30° 35.049′ N, 85° 40.638′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Florida, in Washington County. Marker is on Moss Hill Road (County Road 279) 3.6 miles south of Main Street (State Road 79), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3654 CR 279, Vernon FL 32462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
2. Moss Hill Marker
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within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shady Grove Elementary School For African American Children (approx. 2.9 miles away); Vernon, Florida (approx. 3½ miles away); Vernon Old School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Native Americans in Holmes Valley (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hinson's Crossroads (approx. 11.4 miles away); Falling Waters State Park (approx. 13.2 miles away); Kudzu Developed Here (approx. 15.3 miles away); South Third Street Historic District (approx. 15.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
Moss Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
3. Moss Hill Marker
Moss Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
4. Moss Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022