“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Levy County Florida Historical Markers

Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ray King, December 1, 2012
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Florida (Levy County), Cedar Key — F-33 — Atlantic to Gulf Railroad
Florida was provided with its first cross-state railroad in 1861 when the Florida Railroad Company line reached Cedar Key. Overcoming early financial troubles, the line had begun construction from Fernandina, on the Atlantic, in 1856, but building . . . — Map (db m61565) HM
Florida (Levy County), Cedar Key — F-303 — John Muir at Cedar Key
John Muir, noted naturalist and conservation leader, spent several months in Florida in 1867. He arrived at Cedar Key in October, seven weeks after setting out from Indiana on a "thousand-mile walk to the Gulf." Muir's journal account of his . . . — Map (db m17705) HM
Florida (Levy County), Fanning Springs — Fanning Springs Bridge
The Fanning Springs Bridge was built by the State of Florida. In 1934 it was officially named the Benjamin Chaires Bridge in honor of a prominent pioneer settler of Dixie County. Located 29 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, it held the . . . — Map (db m17709) HM
Florida (Levy County), Gulf Hammock — Patterson-McInnis Train
This locomotive, known locally as "Three Spot", often pulled 30 to 40 cars as it transported logs from area woodlands to the Patterson-McInnis Sawmill. Originally a wood burning engine thought to be built around 1915, it was converted to steam . . . — Map (db m19402) HM
Florida (Levy County), Rosewood — F-497 — Rosewood, Florida
Racial violence erupted in the small and quiet Rosewood community January 1-7, 1923. Rosewood, a predominantly colored community, was home to the Bradley, Carrier, Carter, Goins, and Hall families, among others. Residents supported a school taught . . . — Map (db m17707) HM

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May. 25, 2020