Bristol in Liberty County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-46.)
Location. 30° 34.58′ N, 84° 56.921′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Florida, in Liberty County. Marker can be reached from Torreya State Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol FL 32321, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sneads (approx. 9.2 miles away); Nicolls' Outpost (approx. 10.2 miles away); Site of Ellicott's Observatory Blunt Reservation and Fields (approx. 10.8 miles away); Cochranetown - Corakko Talofv (approx. 10.8 miles away); United States Arsenal (1832-1861) (approx. 11 miles away); Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 11.1 miles away); a different marker also named Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Torreya State Park. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
1. Torreya Taxifolia — Florida Torreya
Text of interpretive panel shown on Photo No. 3.
This planting showcases Torreya taxifolia (Florida Torreya) which is the namesake for Torreya State Park. The Florida Torreya is one of the oldest tree species on earth. Fossil records indicate that this tree was once scattered throughout the Northern Hemisphere and is over 165 million years old!
The estimated population
Today the Florida Torreya population is estimated to be around 200 individuals. With numbers this low, Florida Torreya is one of North America’s most critically endangered trees.
Florida State Parks in collaboration with the Atlanta Botanical Garden is working to save this unique plant species from extinction. Experimental outplantings of seed grown Torreya individuals have been established in selected ravines in Torreya State Park. This project supports the recovery plan developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for this endangered species.
— Submitted April 10, 2009.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,158 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. 6. submitted on December 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.