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Green Cove Springs in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Bellamy Road

 
 
The Bellamy Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
1. The Bellamy Road Marker
Inscription. The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 17 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to follow as nearly as possible on the pre-existing Old Mission Trail. The St. Augustine to Tallahassee segment was contracted to John Bellamy. He completed this in 1826, using Native American guides and his own slaves. Remnants of the old sand road are used today and part of the Bellamy Road forms the county line between northwest Putnam and southwest Clay County.

Florida Heritage Landmark
 
Erected 1998 by Clay County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-399.)
 
Location. 29° 55.487′ N, 81° 41.098′ W. Marker is in Green Cove Springs, Florida, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of US 17 (County Road 15) and Bellamy Road, on the right when traveling south on US 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Cove Springs FL 32043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Clay County Courthouse
The Bellamy Road and Marker seen looking south along US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
2. The Bellamy Road and Marker seen looking south along US 17
(approx. 4.6 miles away); The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club (approx. 4.8 miles away); Green Cove Springs (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort San Fransisco de Pupo (approx. 5 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 5 miles away); Picolata (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Bartram's Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Cove Springs.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The Bellamy Road Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2, 2012
3. The Bellamy Road Marker looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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