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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alachua County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Alachua 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 Alachua County, FL (213) Bradford County, FL (11) Columbia County, FL (28) Gilchrist County, FL (5) Levy County, FL (17) Marion County, FL (211) Putnam County, FL (62) Union County, FL (5)  AlachuaCounty(213) Alachua County (213)  BradfordCounty(11) Bradford County (11)  ColumbiaCounty(28) Columbia County (28)  GilchristCounty(5) Gilchrist County (5)  LevyCounty(17) Levy County (17)  MarionCounty(211) Marion County (211)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  UnionCounty(5) Union County (5)
Gainesville is the county seat for Alachua County
Adjacent to Alachua County, Florida
      Bradford County (11)  
      Columbia County (28)  
      Gilchrist County (5)  
      Levy County (17)  
      Marion County (211)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Union County (5)  
 
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1 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-823 — Alachua County Training School
(Side 1) The Alachua County Training School was built at this location as the first school for blacks in the City of Alachua in 1922. In 1920, a delegation of courageous black men from Alachua led by Jack Postell, who could neither read nor . . . Map (db m151120) HM
2 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-1183 — Alachua Methodist Church
In 1822, John J. Triggs was sent as a Methodist missionary to a new mission called Alapaha. This mission extended from south Georgia into parts of north Florida, extending east and west of the Suwanee River. Four missions were established in this . . . Map (db m239328) HM
3 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — Alachua Veterans Memorial
"This monument is a tribute from the City of Alachua dedicated to the past, present and future veterans of all Armed Services who have served and will serve in times of war and peace to ensure the freedom of the United States of America. The City . . . Map (db m220738) WM
4 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-597 — Bland Community and Ogden School / Odgen School
Bland Community and Ogden School Settled in the 1840s by cotton planters from Georgia and South Carolina, Bland became a diverse agrarian area where farmers and sharecroppers raised cattle and grew cotton and a variety of fruits and . . . Map (db m64715) HM
5 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-206 — City of Alachua
Upon completion to Gainesville of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway in May 1884, citizens from the former county seat at Newnansville were among those who moved to the present site of Alachua which was near the railroad. The city is located . . . Map (db m65458) HM
6 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — 522 — City of Alachua Downtown Historic District
City of Alachua Downtown Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m239993) HM
7 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — Newnansville Methodist Church Site
On this site the Newnansville Methodist Church was founded in 1822 Presented by Alachua Methodist Church 1972Map (db m56180) HM
8 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-265 — Newnansville Town Site
At the end of 1824, Alachua County was organized as a political unit of the new Territory of Florida. The Seminole inhabitants of the Alachua region had recently been ordered to a reservation, and land was available there for white settlers. . . . Map (db m65513) HM
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9 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-325 — Santa Fe de Toloca
A Spanish Mission was established near here within sight of the Santa Fe River about A.D. 1606 by Franciscan missionaries. The river took its name from the mission, as did the modern town of Santa Fe. At one time, Santa Fe de Toloca was said to be . . . Map (db m64880) HM
10 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-1159 — Williams/Leroy House
In the mid-1800s, Furman Williams moved to Florida with his parents. At age 24, Williams and his brothers came to Newnansville, where they purchased land and acquired interests in local general stores. When the railroad was slated to come to the . . . Map (db m233275) HM
11 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-205 — Archer
When Europeans first arrived in this area in the 16th century, the inhabitants were Timucuan Indians. In 1774, traveling botanist William Bartram visited Seminole Indians nearby. In the 1850's a town called Deer Hammock was established here, . . . Map (db m69979) HM
12 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-972 — Archer School Gymnasium
The Alachua County Board of Public Instruction contracted with the firm of Winston and Perry to build a 3-story brick building for the Archer School, west of an old wood frame building, in 1917. The building housed grades 1-10 until 1925 when the . . . Map (db m120479) HM
13 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — Archer Veterans
In Memory of the Men and Women From the Archer Community who have given their lives in the service of our country. Dedicated to all Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces with Devotion, Loyalty, Honor and their . . . Map (db m70119) WM
14 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-1180 — Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Side 1 The Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery of Archer were established in 1873. The Rev. Major Reddick donated the land, which was part of a parcel awarded to him through the 1862 Homestead Act. Church trustees were Romeo . . . Map (db m236679) HM
15 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-960 — Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church was first organized in 1866 at Wacahoota, a farming community southeast of Archer. The early members were pioneer families from South Carolina. Their first pastor, the Rev. William McCormick, founded other pioneer . . . Map (db m150976) HM
16 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-320 — David Levy Yulee and Cotton Wood Plantation
Side 1 David Levy Yulee was born at St. Thomas, West Indies, in 1810. He attended school in Virginia from 1819 until 1827 when he went to Micanopy to work on one of the plantations of his father, Moses Elias Levy. He studied law and was . . . Map (db m97513) HM
17 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-1163 — St. Peter Cemetery of Archer
Side 1 African American families living in rural unincorporated Archer used the burial ground that would later become St. Peter Cemetery since before the end of the U.S. period of legalized slavery. Following the abolition of slavery, freed . . . Map (db m209527) HM
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18 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — The Wilson Robinson Memorial Pavilion
Wilson Robinson, Sr., was a native of Archer, born on May 27, 1927. Mr. Robinson spent much of his life working to improve the community. He was a founder of the Archer Community Progressive Organization and the Archer Day Care Center, and was . . . Map (db m209674) HM
19 Florida, Alachua County, Archer — F-420 — Thomas Gilbert Pearson1873-1943
Thomas Gilbert Pearson was an ornithologist, college professor, and world leader of the bird preservation movement. Pearson grew up in Archer, where he collected bird skins and eggs and taught himself ornithology to pay for his schooling at Guilford . . . Map (db m70637) HM
20 Florida, Alachua County, Cross Creek — Cross CreekBeloved Home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings — Literary Landmarks Register —
Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Literary Landmarks Register Cross Creek Beloved home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings From 1928 to 1953 Designated by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and the Florida Center for the Book on the occasion . . . Map (db m185042) HM
21 Florida, Alachua County, Cross Creek — Kate Barnes Boat RampWithin Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings described the nature and people of Cross Creek in vivid terms that have inspired artists and nature-lovers to cherish this place. One of Cross Creek's resident artists, Kate Barnes, attended a small neighborhood gathering . . . Map (db m187584) HM
22 Florida, Alachua County, Cross Creek — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and FarmyardNational Historic Landmark
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 2006 National Park Service . . . Map (db m185040) HM
23 Florida, Alachua County, Earleton — F-625 — Earleton, Florida
Earleton is named for General Elias B. Earle (1821-1893) who received government land grants in Florida for his service in the U.S./Mexican War (1846-48). Born into a prominent South Carolina family, Gen. Earle fought in the Palmetto Regiment, . . . Map (db m41263) HM
24 Florida, Alachua County, Evinston — F-317 — Evinston Community Store and Post Office / History of Evinston, Florida
Evinston Community Store and Post Office The Evinston community store, originally a warehouse, was built of heart pine in 1884 by W.P. Shettleworth. it was bought by Joseph Wolfenden, who first operated it as a store. The post office, . . . Map (db m54240) HM
25 Florida, Alachua County, Fairbanks — F-516 — Turpentine Industry Community and Family
The naval stores industry was important to maritime power worldwide. Pine tar and pitch were used to seal wooden ships and protect sails and rigging. When settlers came to America - in Florida (1565), in Virginia (1607) and in Massachusetts . . . Map (db m166815) HM
26 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — "The Great Endurance Run"
On November 23, 1909, the "Autoists" participating in "The Great Endurance Run" were treated to a gala banquet and overnight stay at "The White House Hotel" which was located at this exact site. This event ended the first day of driving for the . . . Map (db m68316) HM
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27 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — 9/11 MemorialVeterans Memorial Park
In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives September 11, 2001 United We Stand Map (db m237484) WM
28 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — A Cattle EconomyFive Centuries of Ranching on the Prairie
Hacienda de la Chua Organized cattle ranching at the prairie began here in the 1600s. You are standing at the site of the largest ranch in Spanish Florida, Hacienda de Ia Chua (right). Hacienda de la Chua was the main supplier of beef to St. . . . Map (db m126488) HM
29 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — African Studies
The Center for African Studies was founded in 1964 to expand interdisciplinary instruction, research, and professional exchanges related to Africa. With strong support from UF and longterm U.S. Department of Education funding, it has grown from a . . . Map (db m135959) HM
30 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-191 — Alachua County Courthouse
The Alachua County Commission, by authority of the Florida Legislature, selected this site for a courthouse in 1854, moving the county seat from Newnansville. The first courthouse was a frame building completed in 1856. It was demolished on the . . . Map (db m232797) HM
31 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-809 — Alachua General Hospital
Historic Alachua General Hospital (AGH) stood on this site for nearly 82 years. A county or community-supported venture for much of its history, the hospital served the needs of Alachua County citizens for generations as a respected health care . . . Map (db m93167) HM
32 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Alachua Sink
The Alachua Sink, a named likely derived from the Potano word meaning “jug,” is the deepest of Paynes Prairie’s sinkholes and acts as a conduit for water entering the Floridan aquifer at a rate of up to 6 million gallons per day. . . . Map (db m126294) HM
33 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — American RevolutionVeterans Memorial Park
These united Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states –– Richard Henry LeeMap (db m237717) WM
34 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Boulware Springs Water Works Building
The Boulware Springs Water Works Building is located directly adjacent to the brick reservoir for the springs, on a site of gently rolling to steep topography at the northern edge of Paynes Prairie. Boulware Springs, free-flowing and . . . Map (db m70587) HM
35 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Bryan Hall
Nathan Philemon Bryan was born in Ft. Mason, Florida, in 1872. In 1893 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory College, followed in 1895 by a law degree from Washington and Lee University. That year he opened a law practice in Jacksonville, . . . Map (db m128913) HM
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36 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Capt. Jack R. HarveyUniversity of Florida
The Freedom Tree with the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Capt. Jack R. Harvey and all Prisoners of War and Missing In Action 1973Map (db m150528) WM
37 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Carlos Alvarez1969–1971 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
Arguably the best wide receiver to ever come through the University of Florida, Alvarez was named an inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011, 40 years after he played his final game for the Gators. During his sophomore year, . . . Map (db m150611) HM
38 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Century Tower CarillonUniversity of Florida
“Call together those who are studious of all good things both human and divine” The Bells of the Century Tower Carillon were cast in 1976 by Koninklijke Eijsbouts of Asten, the Netherlands, and were first rung . . . Map (db m151167) HM
39 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Charles Bachman1928-1932 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
In 1928, his first season at the helm for the Gators, Bachman led the team to an 8–1 record, best in school history at that time. He finished his fifth season in 1932 with a career record of 27- 18 -3. Bachman was also Head Coach at . . . Map (db m150589) HM
40 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-794 — Chestnut Funeral Home
The Chestnut family in Gainesville has served the mortuary needs of the African American community in Alachua County since 1914. Charles S. Chestnut, Sr. was a founding member of the Florida Morticians Association in the early 1900s. The business . . . Map (db m110984) HM
41 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Children’s Literature CollectionUniversity of Florida
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, consisting of more than 100,000 books written for children since the 17th century, is one of the largest collections of English language children’s books in the world. UF . . . Map (db m150868) HM
42 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-163 — City of Gainesville
Designated the County Seat in 1854, and incorporated as a City in 1869, Gainesville takes its name from General Edmund Gaines, captor of Aaron Burr and commander of U.S. Army troops in Florida during the Second Seminole War. The town was the fourth . . . Map (db m58133) HM
43 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Combat Wounded VeteransVeterans Memorial Park
[panel 1] Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 [panel 2] A memorial to all combat wounded veterans the City of Gainesville, Alachua County and surrounding counties. . . . Map (db m237330) WM
44 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Confederate Soldier Memorial(Gainesville, Florida) Reported permanently removed
(North face) In Memory Of The Confederate Dead 1861 1865. (East face) "They Fell For Us, and For Them Should Fall The Tears Of A Nation's Grief." (West face) They Counted The Cost And In . . . Map (db m224351) WM
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45 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Cpl Milton LewisVeterans Memorial Park
Cpl Milton Lewis 1920 - 1942 United States Marine Corps Awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for Valor during World War II, on the South Pacific Island of Tulagi, Cpl Lewis was charging a machine gun nest when he was . . . Map (db m237455) HM WM
46 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Dale Van Sickel1927-1929 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
Dale Van Sickel was a swift and sure-handed receiver on offense and a gifted defensive player during the late 1920s. During his three seasons with the Gators, they won 23 of 29 games and he became Florida’s first All-America and first Hall of . . . Map (db m150581) HM
47 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Danny Wuerffel1993-1996 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
Perhaps the most decorated player in Florida’s football history, Wuerffel was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013. He was Florida’s second Heisman Trophy winner in 1996 while quarterbacking the Gators to the consensus National . . . Map (db m150616) HM
48 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Desert Storm VeteransVeterans Memorial Park
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49 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Devil's MillhopperRegistered Natural Landmark
Devil’s Millhopper has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s environment . . . Map (db m125200) HM
50 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Doug Dickey1970–1978 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
Doug Dickey grew up in Gainesville and played quarterback for the Gators from 1951-53. He began his coaching career at Tennessee, where he coached for six seasons. In 1970, Dickey became the Head Coach for his alma mater and led the Gators to a . . . Map (db m150608) HM
51 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Duane E. DeweyVeterans Memorial Park
[front] Medal of Honor Duane E. Dewey Corporal U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Panmunjom, Korea April 16, 1952 America’s Highest Military Award of Valor in Combat [reverse] Funded by . . . Map (db m237339) WM
52 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-166 — East Florida Seminary
Founded as the Gainesville Academy before the Civil War and later renamed, the East Florida Seminary served Gainesville's need for higher education until the University of Florida was created by the Florida Legislature in 1905. The Seminary school . . . Map (db m58007) HM
53 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Emerson Alumni HallUniversity of Florida
Emerson Alumni Hall is made possible by William “Bill” and Jane Emerson, both of whom epitomize the Gator spirit. Their vision was that “Emerson Alumni Hall assist young people into the future and help many alumni find their way . . . Map (db m150548) HM
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54 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Emmitt Smith1987–1989 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
A unanimous first-team All-America selection, Smith finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1989 and ninth in 1987. He was a three-time first-team All-SEC pick, the SEC Player of the Year in 1989 and the SEC Freshman of the year in 1987. . . . Map (db m150609) HM
55 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-805 — Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery, known locally as "This Wondrous Place," began with the burial of a baby girl in 1856. The infant, Elizabeth Thomas, was the daughter of wealthy cotton merchant James T. Thomas and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Hall Thomas. The baby . . . Map (db m93852) HM
56 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-164 — First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville
First Gainesville Skirmish The first Civil War gunfire in Gainesville's streets came on February 15, 1864, when a raiding party of 50 men from the 40th Massachusetts Cavalry entered the City to attempt the capture of two trains. The raid was . . . Map (db m57122) HM
57 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Flavet VillagesUniversity of Florida
Known as the GI Bill, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 provided funding for veterans to attend college. Thousands flocked to UF, many bringing spouses and children with them. By 1946, veterans made up nearly two-thirds of the student . . . Map (db m150566) HM
58 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Florida 4-H
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health Florida 4-H began as a program to teach farming methods to rural youth and became a community-based program that taught millions of young Floridians how to Learn By Doing. In 1909, UF Dean of Agriculture J.J. . . . Map (db m135971) HM
59 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Florida Extension
Since the early 1900s, the University of Florida has been sharing research discoveries and education programs with the people of Florida through its Extension Service. Faculty from the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station organized farmers' . . . Map (db m93830) HM
60 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Florida FieldUniversity of Florida
Florida Field Department of Florida Dedicated to those Floridians who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War April 6, 1917 — November 11, 1918 The historical record of the names of these Florida men is inscribed . . . Map (db m151487) WM
61 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Florida Museum
The Florida Museum traces its roots to the 1890s at Florida Agricultural College in Lake City. In 1906, the collections moved to the UF campus in Gainesville. On May 30, 1917, the Florida State Museum became the state's official natural history . . . Map (db m134906) HM
62 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — 19 — Forced into ServiceFlorida De Soto Trail — August 13, 1539 —
It’s August 13, 1539… Hernando de Soto and his scouting party are passing through the Indian villages of Utinamocharra located just south of here – My army of more than 700 men follow behind. We will march quickly through . . . Map (db m126581) HM
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63 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-201 — Fort Clarke
Near this site was located Fort Clarke, originally a U.S. Army post during the Seminole War, and afterwards a settlement. The name is preserved in nearby Fort Clarke Church. At this site crossed the early settlement and military road connecting the . . . Map (db m65191) HM
64 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Gainesville Regional Airport
The City of Gainesville began construction of this airport in April of 1940 as a project of the depression era Works Progress Administration. With WWII looming, construction was taken over by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1941. Initial . . . Map (db m101411) HM
65 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-1152 — Gainesville Woman's Club
Side 1 In February 1903, women in Gainesville organized “The Twentieth Century Club of Gainesville Florida” for the purpose of “intellectual and social improvement.” The 45 charter members met every other Monday afternoon in members’ homes, and . . . Map (db m207578) HM
66 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Gainesville’s Only Artesian Spring
Located below is Gainesville’s only artesian spring. Tapped directly with a pipe in 1898, the springs provided the City’s only water source for many years. In 1905, Gainesville’s plentiful water supply was used to entice the University of . . . Map (db m70590) HM
67 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-473 — Gainesville's Railroads / Past Railroads of Gainesville
Gainesville's Railroads The coming of the Florida Railroad opened up the interior of Florida for both settlement and trading and helped establish Gainesville. On February 1, 1859 the Florida Railroad entered town and connected Fernandina . . . Map (db m55038) HM
68 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Gatorade's Birthplace
Gatorade, the sports drink that started an industry, was invented at the UF College of Medicine by a team of researchers led by Dr. Robert Cade. Gatorade was first field tested in a football scrimmage near this site and was first used in an October . . . Map (db m120371) HM
69 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — George T. Harrell
George T. Harrell, founding dean of UF's College of Medicine in 1956, was the first individual to organize and open two academic medical centers. A pioneering planner who spent his career working in new medical schools. Harrell's detailed plans . . . Map (db m135968) HM
70 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Global War on TerrorVeterans Memorial Park
Operation Enduring Freedom 7 Oct. 2001 Operation Iraqi Freedom 19 Mar 2003 — 31 Aug 2010 Tomorio Burkett Travis Rivero Jeffrey Mattison Wershow Raymond F. Jones, Jr. Christopher T. Neiberger D. Wayne Vincent Philip . . . Map (db m237897) WM
71 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Griffin/Floyd HallUniversity of Florida
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. (1910-1990), legendary citrus pioneer, rancher, and Florida businessman, was born in Polk County and grew up in Frostproof, Florida. He studied agriculture at the University of Florida but withdrew in 1933 to take over a . . . Map (db m151060) HM
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72 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Grinter Hall(1902 – 1993) — Unversity of Florida —
Linton Elias Grinter served as the Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Research from 1952 until 1969. He received his doctoral degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1926 and had a distinguished career as a . . . Map (db m151283) HM
73 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Health Professions Pioneer
When the College of Health Related Services opened in 1958, it was the first college of health professions located in an academic health center. Led by Dean Darrel Mase, the college joined the emerging professions of occupational therapy, physical . . . Map (db m135966) HM
74 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-548 — Historic Haile Homestead At Kanapaha Plantation
One of the oldest houses in Alachua County, the Historic Haile Homestead was the home of Thomas Evans Haile, his wife Esther Serena Chesnut Haile and 14 of their children. The Hailes came here from Camden, South Carolina in 1854 to establish a . . . Map (db m70202) HM
75 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-264 — Hogtown Settlement/Fort Hogtown
(Front) Hogtown Settlement Near this site was located Hogtown, one of the earliest settlements in Alachua County. It was originally an Indian village which in 1824 had fourteen inhabitants. Hogtown settlement is also mentioned in . . . Map (db m150806) HM
76 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — IFAS
In commemoration of the Bicentennial Year of the United States of America, this plaque is dedicated to the faculty and staff of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences who since 1884 have served Florida and its . . . Map (db m135962) HM
77 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Integration Pioneers
The campaign to desegregate Florida's universities began in 1949 when six African Americans were denied admission to the University of Florida and the NAACP sued. Over the next nine years the case was heard in state and federal courts, including the . . . Map (db m200033) HM
78 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Israel in Your BackyardUniversity of Florida
In the 2008-2009 school year, UF Hillel set out on a mission to educate students at the University of Florida about a side of Israel rarely seen by creating a yearlong initiative to educate students about Israel’s contributions to the . . . Map (db m151486) HM
79 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Jack Youngblood1968–1970 — NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
Regarded as the best defensive end in Gator history, Youngblood was named to the All-SEC Team for the decade of the 1970’s. He was a rugged competitor who went on to become an All-Pro star with the Los Angeles Rams after being a first-round draft . . . Map (db m150607) HM
80 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — James Erik SuhNaval Special Warfare Operator Second Class — Unversity of Florida —
1999 University of Florida graduate and Navy Seal who gave his life to save his fellow Seals during combat Operation Red Wings in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on June 28, 2005 in Kunar Province Afghanistan. This memorial is . . . Map (db m150456) WM
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81 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — James W. Norman HallUniversity of Florida
Raised on a farm called Shady Nook in Hartwell, Georgia, James W. Norman was urged by his father, William, to follow in his footsteps after graduating from high school. “A year between the plow handles never hurt anybody!” his father . . . Map (db m150925) HM
82 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-402 — Jesse Johnson Finley
Jesse Johnson Finley was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, November 18, 1812 and educated in Lebanon, Tennessee. After service as a captain in the Seminole War of 1836, he studied law and was admitted to the bar. During a ten year period he served . . . Map (db m93855) HM
83 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Jim and Alexis Pugh HallUniversity of Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh are recognized as shinning examples of philanthropy and community development throughout Central Florida. Jim Pugh earned his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida in 1963. He then founded . . . Map (db m151195) HM
84 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — John James Tigert1882 - 1965 — University of Florida —
Dr. Tigert, the third president of the University of Florida, was a native of Nashville. He was Tennessee’s first Rhodes Scholar, graduating from Vanderbilt University, the institution founded by his grandfather. He was serving as U.S. . . . Map (db m150919) HM
85 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-321 — Josiah T. Walls
Born in 1842 to slave parents in Winchester, Va., little is known of Josiah T. Walls' early life. After a short term of Confederate service, he enlisted in the Third Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops in 1863. Transferred to Picolata on the St. Johns . . . Map (db m55400) HM
86 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — K-9 MemorialVeterans Memorial Park
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87 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — F-735 — Kanapaha Presbyterian Church
In 1857, a group of Sea Island cotton planters from South Carolina who settled near here called an organizational meeting to establish Kanapaha Presbyterian Church. The Reverend William J. McCormick (1821-1883) was recruited from South Carolina to . . . Map (db m111045) HM
88 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Keene-Flint HallUniversity of Florida
First known as Science Hall, this building opened in 1910. It housed classes in physics, chemistry, botany, horticulture, zoology, bacteriology and pharmacy. In 1955 the building was renamed Flint Hall in honor of Edward Rawson Flint. Dr. Flint . . . Map (db m151253) HM
89 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — KoreaJune 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
In honor and remembrance of those who served and sacrificed, to promote freedom for all. They went to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met. Freedom is not free.Map (db m219666) WM
90 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Korean WarAlachua County Veterans Memorial Park
( front ) Korean War William H. Adams • Chauncey A. Bennett • Wiley B. Brooks • Turnace H. Brown • James Carlton • John A. Doby • Charles W. Griffin • Walter Jackson • James V. Johnson ( reverse ) Korean . . . Map (db m237855) WM
91 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Korean WarUniversity of Florida — Veterans Memorial Park —
Korean War Melville E. Adams • William H. Adams • EdgarF. Barrington • Harold M. Beardall • John J. Brockman • James T. Carlton • Turnace H. Brown • John W. Carter • Hurder F. Colson • John H. Eiland • Marlyn G. Ford, Jr. • Thomas F. . . . Map (db m237956) WM
92 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Korean War VeteransVeterans Memorial Park
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93 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Krishna LunchUniversity of Florida
On July 29, 1971, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, addressed students here and inspired them to start Krishna Lunch. Since then, the Lunch has nourished the UF community with millions of vegetarian . . . Map (db m151251) HM
94 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Latin American StudiesUniversity of Florida
Established in 1930 as the institute of Inter-American Affairs, the UF Center for Latin American Studies is the nation’s oldest academic program dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the Americas. The Plaza of the Americas was dedicated at . . . Map (db m150874) HM
95 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Leigh HallUniversity of Florida
Chemistry classes first met in Thomas Hall and then in Keene/Flint Hall (Science Hall). With growing enrollment, more classroom and laboratory space was needed. Construction began in 1925 for a new building for chemistry and pharmacy. It opened . . . Map (db m151072) HM
96 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Living Links to Florida's Past
The Spanish explorers brought cattle and horses to Florida when they visited in the 1500s. When the Spanish left, the cattle and horses stayed. Today's cracker cattle and horses are direct descendants of those animals. They are a link to all of the . . . Map (db m126399) HM
97 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — LT. Carl P. HetrickVeterans Memorial Park
In Loving Memory LT. Carl P. Hetrick May 18, 1942 - July 5, 1968 KIA - Vietnam Son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A.Hetrick Map (db m237564) WM
98 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Lynching in America / Lynching in GainesvilleCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Between 1882 and 1930, Florida had one of the highest per capita lynching rates in the United States, with Alachua County ranked near the top. After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution . . . Map (db m207585) HM
99 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Lynching in America / Reconstruction-Era Lynchings in GainesvilleCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America After the Civil War, constitutional rights were granted to Black people ensuring equal protection and voting. Many white leaders responded to the emancipation of Black people by violently seeking to maintain racial, . . . Map (db m186407) HM
100 Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville — Major General John R Alison(1912-2011)
John Richardson "Johnny" Alison was born in Micanopy, Florida, on November 12, 1912. He was a highly decorated flying ace and served in both theaters of World War II. Johnny Alison graduated from Gainesville High School in 1931 and the University of . . . Map (db m101412) HM

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