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By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
Apalachicola Arsenal - Officer's Quarters
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — F-810 — Apalachicola ArsenalOfficer's Quarters and Guard Room
The Apalachicola Arsenal, originally known as the Mt. Vernon Arsenal, was built by the United States Army and served as an arms depot during the Second Seminole Indian War. Construction began in 1832, and was completed in 1839. The original compound . . . — Map (db m79625) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — F-811 — Apalachicola ArsenalPowder Magazine
The Apalachicola Arsenal, originally known as the Mt. Vernon Arsenal, was built by the United States Army and served as an arms depot during the Second Seminole Indian War. Construction began in 1832, and was completed in 1839. The original compound . . . — Map (db m79626) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group
This prehistoric mound is the largest of seven that once stood here at River Landing Park. Believed to date from the Fort Walton time period (A.D. 900-A.D. 1500), its original appearance was that of a flat-topped pyramid. Archaeologists believe that . . . — Map (db m110893) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — Nicolls' Outpost
Atop this large prehistoric mound stood Nicolls' Outpost, a British fort of the War of 1812. Built in the fall of 1814, it was a rectangular earthen redoubt with a surrounding stockade and was armed with two small cannons. Garrisoned by 180 white . . . — Map (db m79455) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — F-241 — Site of Ellicott's Observatory
At the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, Florida was returned to Spain after twenty years of British control. Controversy soon arose over the exact location of the boundary between Spanish Florida and the state of Georgia. In 1795, . . . — Map (db m79444) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — The Scott Massacre
The first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars took place here on November 30, 1817. Several hundred Seminole, Creek and maroon (Black Seminole) warriors came to this site following raids by U.S. troops on the Creek Indian village of Fowltown near . . . — Map (db m113147) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — F-1 — United States Arsenal (1832-1861)
One-half mile to the north are the remains of the United States Arsenal erected by the United States Army Ordnance under an Act of Congress passed in 1832. The arsenal proper consisted of various buildings erected so that their exterior walls formed . . . — Map (db m79447) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Greensboro — F-578 — The Dezell House
The Dezell House was built in 1912 by James A. and Margaret Leila "Maggie" Shepard Dezell. This house, with its Prairie Style architecture and Arts and Crafts features, was their family home for 46 years. James A. Dezell (1867-1937) was born in . . . — Map (db m79479) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Gretna — F-634 — Old Gretna School House
In the late 1800’s the railroad pushed further west into Gadsden County. In 1897, the Humphrey Company established a settlement. The company, owned by W.P. Humphrey, dealt in land, timber, and general merchant services of the time. When Gretna was . . . — Map (db m79468) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Havana — Vickers Cemetery
The earliest families in this private cemetery are those of Joshua and Martha Vickers and Bryant and Frances Vickers. It is believed that the first burial was in 1845. The oldest remaining marker is that of Rite Sanders, who died in 1866. The . . . — Map (db m110894) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Mt. Pleasant — F-244 — Joshua Davis House
Side 1 In the 1820's, settlers from Georgia, South Carolina and other states came to the new United States Territory of Florida in search of land to homestead. One such frontiersman was Thomas Dawsey, who by 1824 was residing in the . . . — Map (db m79449) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-286 — Gadsden County
Gadsden, Florida's fifth county, was formed in 1823. It once ran from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Suwannee River to the Apalachicola River. Quincy, the county seat, was incorporated in 1828. Previously known as Middle Florida, the new . . . — Map (db m29677) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — Gadsden County Civil War Monument
South Side Sacred to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers from Gadsden Co. Florida who died in the defense of their country. — "On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread and . . . — Map (db m79722) WM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — Gadsden County War Memorial
In Memoriam Gadsden County Men of World Wars I and II Who Gave Their All That The World Might Have Peace — Map (db m79717) WM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-284 — Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Church
Presbyterians came to this area from Georgia and the Carolinas as early as 1822. These worshippers built Philadelphia, a log meeting house, in 1828. It was served by itinerant ministers until 1832, when the Reverend Leander Kerr arrived. The log . . . — Map (db m79515) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-263 — Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club
Settlers in the new U.S. territory of Florida (created in 1821) who were members of the Masonic order soon established lodges in their new communities. Washington Lodge No. 2, Free and Accepted Masons, created in 1828 was among the first Florida . . . — Map (db m79484) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-630 — Pat Munroe House
Mark Welch, "Mr. Pat Munroe" built the Pat Munroe House for his first wife, Edith Adelaide Walker, in 1893. The couple had 10 children before her death in 1896. Mr. Pat later married Mary Frances Gray in 1912. Eight children were born from this . . . — Map (db m79622) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-199 — Site of the First Gadsden County Courthouse
This antebellum home is related in style to the early Louisiana plantation houses of the lower Mississippi Valley. Designed to cope with the heat and dampness of the climate, its main living quarters were on the second floor. It rests on land . . . — Map (db m72799) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-582 — Soldiers Cemetery
Gadsden County and the town of Quincy served the war effort of the Confederate States of America in many ways. Quincy served as a crossroads and a military center of activity through the four years of conflict. As a military center and commissary, . . . — Map (db m79489) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-322 — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
The earliest Episcopal Services were performed in Quincy in 1834 and Jackson Kemper was the first bishop to visit in 1838. St. Paul's Parish was organized and the first Vestry was elected in the same year. In 1839, the parish joined the Diocese of . . . — Map (db m79485) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-254 — The Quincy Academy
The Quincy Academy was incorporated in 1832 and was probably established as early as 1830. Private educational institutions were common in newly settled frontier areas. Education was provided at reasonable rates by the"Male Academy" and the "Female . . . — Map (db m79486) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-116 — The Quincy State Bank
Pioneer commercial banking house in Gadsden County, E.P. Dismukes, President, opened 20 August 1889, under State Charter No. 1, issued twelve days earlier under the Act creating a State Banking System; original capital, $60,000. Became strong . . . — Map (db m79488) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-288 — The White House / Pleasants Woodson White
Side 1 The White House This house was constructed during the early 1840's for Joseph Leonard Smallwood. At that time, it was a one and one-half story structure. In 1849, Pleasants Woodson White married Smallwood's niece, Emily, and . . . — Map (db m79487) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — Veterans Memorial
In memory of Gadsden County Veterans who gave their lives during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era, Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf Our Fallen Heroes on renown eternal camping grounds, their silent graves are spread, . . . — Map (db m79719) WM

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