Mayo in Lafayette County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mayo, County Seat of Lafayette County
Sponsored by the Florida Department of State
Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State
F-368 • 1995
Erected 1995 by Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-368.)
Location. 30° 3.196′ N, 83° 10.535′ W. Marker is in Mayo, Florida, in Lafayette County Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the southeast corner of the Lafayette County Courthouse grounds, facing West Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West Main Street, Mayo FL 32066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette County (within shouting distance of this marker).
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1. James Micajah Mayo. James Micajah Mayo (died 1897) studied law at the University of Virginia. In October of 1861, following the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed to the rank of Captain in the Confederate States Army. On October 8, 1868, he married Florence Lyon. The union bore eight children, five of whom were still living in the 1960’s. About 1886 he moved his family to Ocala, Florida. He became a land speculator, and an officer of a budding railroad. One story is that when a panhandle county was looking for a new site as its county seat, it was suggested that if Mayo would run a railroad line to a certain location within the county, the developer would name the place “Mayo.” (Submitted on April 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Lafayette County, Florida (Wikipedia). The county seat was New Troy until the court house (Submitted on April 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.