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near Mikesville in Columbia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town of Leno

 
 
Town of Leno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. Town of Leno Marker
Inscription. Originally called "Keno", for a variation of lotto gambling, the town was settled in the 1860's. Ecclesiastical and commercial pressure changed the name to "Leno" in 1876. A grist and saw mill, cotton gin, stores, and hotel sprang up in the settlement. Railroad construction bypassed the town, and by the 1890's Leno became a ghost town. The site of old Leno (O'Leno) was purchased by the state as a park and forestry station in 1934
 
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials. (Marker Number F-89.)
 
Location. 29° 54.856′ N, 82° 34.782′ W. Marker is in near Mikesville, Florida, in Columbia County. Marker is on SE Spade Loop. Touch for map. Located in O'Leno State Park, near the suspension bridge (off US 441/41). Marker is in this post office area: High Springs FL 32643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellamy Road (a few steps from this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); "CCC Boy" Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Santa Fe de Toloca
Town of Leno Marker located near the suspension bridge in O'Leno State Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
2. Town of Leno Marker located near the suspension bridge in O'Leno State Park
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Bland Community and Ogden School / Odgen School (approx. 4.6 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); High Springs, Florida (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in near Mikesville.
 
More about this marker. Physical location of marker is in Columbia County although its zip code is Alachua County.
 
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Town of Leno suspension bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. Town of Leno suspension bridge
Town of Leno Grist Mills, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
4. Town of Leno Grist Mills, as mentioned
Town of Leno image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
5. Town of Leno
Florida State Parks 75th Anniversary Time Capsule -2010- To Be Opened in 2085 on the 150th Anniversary
O' Leno State Park image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 12, 2007
6. O' Leno State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on October 31, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.
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