On U.S. 27 at Ivey Memorial Park Drive, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 27.
In the late 19th century, steamboats docked regularly at the old depot in Branford (originally called Rowland's Bluff) when the settlement was a major port on the Suwannee River. From here the steam powered vessels carried the region's cotton, . . . — — Map (db m17723) HM
On Camp Weed Place, 0.1 miles west of 75th Drive, on the right when traveling west.
It’s September 12, 1539…
Hernando de Soto’s army has stopped at a small abandoned village not far away –
We have been forced to remain in this village for three days now. Torrential rains have halted our progress. We will remember . . . — — Map (db m126585) HM
On Lisle Avenue north of Clay Street, on the right when traveling north.
Live Oak was the birthplace of Edward Waters College, Florida's oldest black college. Here, the Rev. Charles H. Pearce, Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, envisioned an institution to educate newly-freed slaves. In 1866, aided by . . . — — Map (db m113144) HM
On 6th Street just east of Walker Avenue Southwest, in the median.
The Florida Institute, renamed Florida Memorial College in 1918, was established on this site in 1879. It stood as a lighthouse of promise for generations of African Americans. After the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, there were few . . . — — Map (db m199932) HM
On U.S. 90 at Mills Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 90.
Harry Tyson Moore was born on November 18, 1905, in Houston, a rural unincorporated community near Live Oak. He was the only child of Johnny and Rosa Moore. His father worked for the railroad and owned a small store in the front of their . . . — — Map (db m199928) HM
On West Howard Street (U.S. 90) at Pine Avenue SW, on the right when traveling west on West Howard Street.
Dedicated November 25, 2003 in memory of Lynnette Shore Ricketson, owner and caretaker of the Suwannee Democrat. She loved deeply, lived for those and the community she loved, gave freely of herself to those in need and believed a newspaper belongs . . . — — Map (db m93359) HM
Near Silas Drive SW, 0.3 miles east of Irvin Avenue NW (State Road 51), on the right when traveling east.
It’s September 15, 1539…
Hernando de Soto and his army have arrived at the nearby village of Napituca. His interpreter, Juan Ortiz, later recounts –
Upon our arrival, De Soto met with several chiefs who demanded the release of . . . — — Map (db m126586) HM
On Ohio Avenue South at Wilbur Street SW, on the left when traveling north on Ohio Avenue South.
This region was originally the land of the Timucuan Indians. Suwannee County was created in 1858. The county seat was removed from its original site at Houston to Live Oak in 1868 because of the latter's superior geographical position and railroad . . . — — Map (db m125973) HM
On Douglas Street Southwest at Lafayette Avenue Southwest, on the right when traveling east on Douglas Street Southwest.
This is the site of the Douglass Center, a consolidated school complex that offered elementary, junior, and high school level classes to African American students. The center's origin can be traced back to the Reconstruction era. . . . — — Map (db m127265) HM
Suwannee Springs was one of Florida's original tourist destinations. The springhouse was probably established around the time of the Civil War. People came from all around the east coast to partake of the "healing spring waters" which were rumored . . . — — Map (db m120485) HM
Near Interstate 10 (Federal Route I-10 at milepost 296), 1 mile east of CR-137.
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because
of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform.
Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for . . . — — Map (db m152580) WM