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Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ocala

Marion County

 
 
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By James R. Murray, November 13, 2015
1. Ocala Marion County Marker
Inscription. In 1539 Spanish explorers under Hernando de Soto discovered in this vicinity a populous native country called Ocali. From this Timucuan name is derived Ocala, a designation distinctive among the oldest place-names of Florida. Marion County, named for General Francis Marion, was created in 1844. Ocala in 1846 was founded at the County Seat.
 
Erected 1965 by Marion County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 11.215′ N, 82° 8.076′ W. Marker is in Ocala, Florida, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) and Southeast Osceola Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Silver Springs Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala FL 34470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocala Demands (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Courthouse Square (about 700 feet away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker
Ocala Marion County Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, 11.13.15
2. Ocala Marion County Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort King Burying Ground (approx. 3 miles away); Fort King (approx. 3.2 miles away); Brick City Fever (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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