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LaCrosse in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

LaCrosse, Florida

 
 
LaCrosse, Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
1. LaCrosse, Florida Marker
Inscription. The LaCrosse area was settled before the Civil War. Cotton was the chief crop. John Eli Futch was a cotton buyer who built a warehouse for cotton, a store to serve the growers, and his home near the store. This store became the first post office and Mrs. Futch named the town LaCrosse. The post office was established April 22, 1881, and the town incorporated December 17, 1897. Before the boll weevil ended the cotton era, LaCrosse had two cotton gins and grist mills. Naval stores was also a prominent industry until this activity ended in the 1940s. The town was a shipping point for potatoes for many years and had a large cooper's shed which built barrels for shipping the potatoes by rail from a depot here. It is still an important farming area, producing corn, vegetables, tobacco and livestock.
 
Erected 1978 by Alachua County Historical Commission in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-287.)
 
Location. 29° 50.592′ N, 82° 24.296′ W. Marker is in LaCrosse, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 121 and State Road 235, on the right when traveling north on State Road 121. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alachua FL 32615, United States of America.
 
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LaCrosse, Florida Marker at State Roads 121 and 235 intersection, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
2. LaCrosse, Florida Marker at State Roads 121 and 235 intersection, looking north
8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named LaCrosse (here, next to this marker); Newnansville Methodist Church Site (approx. 5.1 miles away); Newnansville Town Site (approx. 5.2 miles away); City of Alachua (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bland Community and Ogden School / Odgen School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Santa Fe de Toloca (approx. 8.2 miles away); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 8.7 miles away); Town of Leno (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named LaCrosse (see nearby markers).
 
Regarding LaCrosse, Florida. is a town in Alachua County, Florida, United States, 15 miles from Gainesville, Florida. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 153.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
LaCrosse, Florida Marker, looking south along State Road 121 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
3. LaCrosse, Florida Marker, looking south along State Road 121
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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