“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Suwannee County, Florida

Clickable Map of Suwannee County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Suwannee County, FL (12) Columbia County, FL (18) Gilchrist County, FL (5) Hamilton County, FL (11) Lafayette County, FL (2) Madison County, FL (29)  SuwanneeCounty(12) Suwannee County (12)  ColumbiaCounty(18) Columbia County (18)  GilchristCounty(5) Gilchrist County (5)  HamiltonCounty(11) Hamilton County (11)  LafayetteCounty(2) Lafayette County (2)  MadisonCounty(29) Madison County (29)
Live Oak is the county seat for Suwannee County
Adjacent to Suwannee County, Florida
      Columbia County (18)  
      Gilchrist County (5)  
      Hamilton County (11)  
      Lafayette County (2)  
      Madison County (29)  
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1Florida, Suwannee County, Branford — F-365 — Steamboating on the Suwannee
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
2Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — 24 — Drenched for DaysFlorida De Soto Trail — September 12, 1539 —
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
3Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — F-955 — Edward Waters College Original Site
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
4Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — F-1103 — Florida Memorial College ~ Original Site
On 6th Street just east of Walker Avenue Southwest, in the median.
Side 1 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
5Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — F-1102 — Harry Tyson Moore ~ A Native Son of Suwannee County
On U.S. 90 at Mills Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 90.
Side 1 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
6Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — Lynnette Ricketson Millennium Park
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
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7Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — 25 — Plot ExposedFlorida De Soto Trail — September 15, 1539 —
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
8Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — F-64 — Suwannee County
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
9Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — F-1000 — The Douglass Center
On Douglas Street Southwest at Lafayette Avenue Southwest, on the right when traveling east on Douglas Street Southwest.
(Side 1) 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
10Florida, Suwannee County, Live Oak — To Honor Stephen Collins Foster1826 - 1864
On Ohio Avenue South at Court Street SE, on the left when traveling north on Ohio Avenue South.
Creator of American Folk Song Singer of the simple joys of home and family and poet who immortalized the Suwannee River Map (db m126085) HM
11Florida, Suwannee County, Suwannee Springs — The Good Old Days
Near 91st Drive, 0.2 miles north of U.S. 129.
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
12Florida, Suwannee County, Wellborn — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
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
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Mar. 20, 2023