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Historical Markers in Levy County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Levy County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Levy County, FL (15) Alachua County, FL (173) Citrus County, FL (56) Dixie County, FL (7) Gilchrist County, FL (5) Marion County, FL (198)  LevyCounty(15) Levy County (15)  AlachuaCounty(173) Alachua County (173)  CitrusCounty(56) Citrus County (56)  DixieCounty(7) Dixie County (7)  GilchristCounty(5) Gilchrist County (5)  MarionCounty(198) Marion County (198)
Bronson is the county seat for Levy County
Adjacent to Levy County, Florida
      Alachua County (173)  
      Citrus County (56)  
      Dixie County (7)  
      Gilchrist County (5)  
      Marion County (198)  
 
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1Florida (Levy County), Bronson — F-1108 — Dr. James M. Jackson Home
Constructed in the 1880s, this frame vernacular building was the residence of Dr. James Middleton Jackson and his wife, Mary Glenn (née Shands). Around 1846, the Jackson and Shands families migrated to Hamilton County, Florida, from Chester County, . . . Map (db m202821) HM
2Florida (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
3Florida (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
4Florida (Levy County), Cedar Key — F-584 — The Cedar Keys: Pencils, Lumber, Palm Fiber and Brushes
(Side 1) Harvesting redcedars (a form of juniper) for pencil manufacturing, along with pines and baldcypress for lumber, was of great importance to the Cedar Keys and the early development of North Florida in the late 1800s and early 1900s. . . . Map (db m155931) HM
5Florida (Levy County), Chiefland — Manatee SpringDescribed by William Bartram July, 1774
Having borrowed a canoe from some Indians, I visited a very grat and most beautiful fountain or spring which boils up from between the hills about 300 yards from the river, throwing up great quantities of white small pieces of shells & white shell . . . Map (db m191194) HM
6Florida (Levy County), Chiefland — Sink TrailManatee Springs — Contact with Underground Caves —
Rainfall, which is slightly acidic, dissolves limestone as it passes through the ground. As water travels underground toward the springs, it sometimes creates large cave passages through the porous limestone. On the surface, as this limestone breaks . . . Map (db m191209) HM
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7Florida (Levy County), Chiefland — Waterfront Dining for Thousands of YearsManatee Springs
"With their abundant food supply and pleasant surroundings, Indians at Manatee Springs probably lived a fairly comfortable life. The village was home to them, a place to which to return for rest and relaxation after the exertions of the . . . Map (db m191207) HM
8Florida (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
9Florida (Levy County), Gulf Hammock — F-1014 — Pat-Mac Locomotive/Gulf Hammock as a Company Town
Side 1 The Grove-Dowling company used five locomotives, four large locomotive cranes, two log loaders, and one skidder machine for logging. One locomotive, No. 2411, was a 2-8-0 steam engine built in November 1915 by the Vulcan Iron Works of . . . Map (db m163004) HM
10Florida (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
11Florida (Levy County), Inglis — Inglis Bypass SpillwayMarjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Unintended Consequences In the 1960s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut through and plugged the Withlacoochee River to make way for the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Blocking the river entirely would have devastated downstream ecosystems. The . . . Map (db m167893) HM
12Florida (Levy County), Inglis — Inglis Island OverlookMarjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Bisecting a State, Bisecting a River Inglis Island sits at the center of the Withlacoochee River, Lake Rousseau, and the Cross Florida Barge Canal. From here you can see where the canal bisected the river. Look for an earth and concrete berm on . . . Map (db m167499) HM
13Florida (Levy County), Inglis — Inglis LockMarjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
A Stairway to the Top of the Canal Lake Rousseau sits almost 30 feet above the western edge of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. How do you move a barge up 30 feet? You build a lock. Think of a lock like water stairs. A barge enters the lock . . . Map (db m167500) HM
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14Florida (Levy County), Inglis — Inglis Main DamMarjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Changing the Face of Florida At the end of the 19th century, prospectors and entrepreneurs flocked to Dunnellon, 10 miles east of here. They came to mine phosphate, a valuable ingredient in fertilizer. In just five years, Dunnellon transformed . . . Map (db m167501) HM
15Florida (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 . . . Map (db m17707) HM
 
 
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Dec. 7, 2022