Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
He edited the Fernandina Florida Mirror, presided over the Board of Trade, pioneered in developing the citrus industry, and helped establish the University of the South at Sewannee, Tennessee. Thousands of school children used his "History of Florida" as a textbook.
He was one of the founders of the Florida Historical Society in 1856.
Erected 1964 by The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island.
Location. 30° 40.035′ N, 81° 27.614′ W. Marker is in Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on S 7th Street near Cedar Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 S 7th Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Nassau County Historic Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lesesne House New Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peck High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nassau County American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
Regarding Fairbanks Home. National Register of Historic Places:
Fairbanks House (added 1973 - - #73000592)
227 S. 7th St. , Fernandina Beach
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Schuyler,R.V.
♦ Architectural Style: Italianate
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Domestic
Also see . . . Maj George Rainsford Fairbanks, Find a Grave entry. ...He was Mayor of St. Augustine, State Senator, author of many important works in historical research, one of the founders and last surviving (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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