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Rosewood Marker (<i>tall view; looking south along U.S. Highway 19</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, November 15, 2018
Rosewood Marker (tall view; looking south along U.S. Highway 19)
Florida (Jefferson County), Capps — F-358 — Rosewood
This excellent example of a "Carpenter Classic" style farmhouse was probably built c. 1836 for Burwell McBride shortly after he moved to Jefferson County from South Carolina. He was the grandfather of Margaret McBride who married Asa May, a wealthy . . . — Map (db m126389) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Lamont — F-366 — Lamont Community
Lamont began existence in 1848 when a U.S. post office was established at Beasley's Store which also served as a horse changing station on the stagecoach line between Tallahassee and St. Augustine. After the Civil War, the small settlement that had . . . — Map (db m127036) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — "Meeting Oak"
. . . — Map (db m126299) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — Constant AttackFlorida De Soto Trail — October 3, 1539
It’s October 3, 1539… Hernando de Soto’s army has crossed a large swamp to the east of here and is attacked by Apalachee warriors – Our cavalry proved useless against this attack, as the trails are too narrow. We were forced to . . . — Map (db m126590) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-683 — Elizabeth Elementary School
The Elizabeth School, a three-room, vernacular shingle-clad building, was a school for Black students on Groover Road in 1938 and was funded by parents and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Miles Edward Groover (1887-1966) and his wife, Daisy . . . — Map (db m67601) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — Ernest I. Thomas Memorial
In recognition of Platoon Sergeant Ernest I. Thomas U.S.M.C.R. who, on February 23, 1945, led his platoon to raise the first flag on Iwo Jima, the first Japanese territory taken in World War II. On March 3rd, eight days after the first flag . . . — Map (db m62109) WM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-681 — Howard Academy Elementary and Junior High School (Later Howard Academy High School) Second Street
This historic marker recognizes Howard Academy Elementary/Junior High School, which eventually became Howard Academy High School. In 1957, the first phase of Howard Academy Elementary and Junior High School was constructed on Second Street. The . . . — Map (db m67639) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-682 — Howard Academy High School on Chestnut Street
Howard Academy High School's Building 1 opened on Chestnut Street in 1936 with one structure containing several classrooms. In 1940, a similar, second building was constructed and financed by the county, parents and The Julius Rosenwald Fund. . . . — Map (db m67656) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — Jefferson County Florida Confederate Memorial
(front/north side) Erected 1899 by the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Jefferson County Fla. Our Fallen Heros (west side) Let this testimonial of Woman’s deathless fidelity to Man’s imperishable valor speak to the sons . . . — Map (db m126495) WM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-279 — Jefferson County Sesquicentennial1827-1977
When Florida’s Territorial Legislative Council established Jefferson County in January, 1827, settlers from the seaboard states already had begun to develop cotton plantations in this area. In December, 1827, the county seat received the name . . . — Map (db m126297) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — Oliver Baptist Church
The Olive Baptist Church was begun in 1831, and at that time the property was in the state of Georgia. In 1872 the U.S. Congress designated this land to be a part of Florida. On Tuesday, November 22, 1853, in the Eleventh Annual Session of the . . . — Map (db m110980) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — Perkins Opera House
A Landmark of American Music Perkins Opera House Erected in 1890 by John H. Perkins, a Monticello merchant and patron of the theatre. Touring theatrical, musical and community performances were presented until 1928. The upstairs auditorium . . . — Map (db m126298) HM
Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-278 — The Town of Monticello
Jefferson County became Territorial Florida's 13th county in January, 1827. In December of that year, the town of Monticello, named in honor of Thomas Jefferson's famous Virginia home, was laid out and lots began to be sold. During the 1830s and . . . — Map (db m126300) HM

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