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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gadsden County, Florida

Clickable Map of Gadsden 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> Gadsden County, FL (39) Calhoun County, FL (8) Jackson County, FL (37) Leon County, FL (266) Liberty County, FL (2) Decatur County, GA (41) Grady County, GA (5) Seminole County, GA (7)  GadsdenCounty(39) Gadsden County (39)  CalhounCounty(8) Calhoun County (8)  JacksonCounty(37) Jackson County (37)  LeonCounty(266) Leon County (266)  LibertyCounty(2) Liberty County (2)  DecaturCountyGeorgia(41) Decatur County (41)  GradyCounty(5) Grady County (5)  SeminoleCounty(7) Seminole County (7)
Quincy is the county seat for Gadsden County
Adjacent to Gadsden County, Florida
      Calhoun County (8)  
      Jackson County (37)  
      Leon County (266)  
      Liberty County (2)  
      Decatur County, Georgia (41)  
      Grady County, Georgia (5)  
      Seminole County, Georgia (7)  
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1 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — F-810 — Apalachicola ArsenalOfficer's Quarters and Guard Room
The Apalachicola Arsenal, originally known as the Mt. Vernon Arsenal, was built by the United States Army and served as an arms depot during the Second Seminole Indian War. Construction began in 1832, and was completed in 1839. The original compound . . . Map (db m79625) HM
2 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — F-811 — Apalachicola ArsenalPowder Magazine
The Apalachicola Arsenal, originally known as the Mt. Vernon Arsenal, was built by the United States Army and served as an arms depot during the Second Seminole Indian War. Construction began in 1832, and was completed in 1839. The original compound . . . Map (db m79626) HM
3 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group
This prehistoric mound is the largest of seven that once stood here at River Landing Park. Believed to date from the Fort Walton time period (A.D. 900-A.D. 1500), its original appearance was that of a flat-topped pyramid. Archaeologists believe that . . . Map (db m110893) HM
4 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Ellicott's Camp and ObservatoryGeorge Washington's Commissioner of Limits
The 1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo defined the international border dividing Spanish Florida from the newly formed United States. No one who signed the treaty had ever seen it, but the point of land formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee and . . . Map (db m230733) HM
5 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Florida's Inland Graveyard of Ships
The wooden wrecks visible along the shoreline here are all that remain of once luxurious paddlewheel steamboats that plied the Apalachicola River from 1820s to the 1930s. Marine archaeologists documented a large number of these vessels between . . . Map (db m230791) HM
6 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Karen's MoundRestoring A Lost Landscape
Chattahoochee River Landing Park-An Apalachicola River Heritage Destination This restored mound helps you visualize the original appearance of the seven prehistoric mounds that archaeologists believe stood here. Native Americans started . . . Map (db m216211) HM
7 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Nicoll's OutpostWar of 1812 British Fort
British troops arrived here in June 1814 as the War of 1812 entered its closing months. Initially, they worked to recruit and train Native American (Red Stick Creek, Seminole, Miccosukee, and Yuchi) warriors as auxiliaries. The Apalachicola River . . . Map (db m231607) HM
8 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Nicolls' Outpost
Atop this large prehistoric mound stood Nicolls' Outpost, a British fort of the War of 1812. Built in the fall of 1814, it was a rectangular earthen redoubt with a surrounding stockade and was armed with two small cannons. Garrisoned by 180 white . . . Map (db m79455) HM
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9 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Old Spanish TrailFlorida's Historic Mission Road
River Landing Road follows the approximate route of the "Old Spanish Trail" or "Mission Road," a colonial era path that led west across Florida from St. Augustine. Spanish friars and soldiers used the road to reach a chain of missions or religious . . . Map (db m230673) HM
10 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — F-241 — Site of Ellicott's Observatory
At the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, Florida was returned to Spain after twenty years of British control. Controversy soon arose over the exact location of the boundary between Spanish Florida and the state of Georgia. In 1795, . . . Map (db m79444) HM
11 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — The Apalachicola River - A Florida BluewayA Florida Blueway
The Apalachicola River flows 107 miles from its source at the Jim Woodruff Dam to its mouth at Apalachicola Bay. A vital ecological and water resource, it has a long history as a waterway for commercial, military, and recreational use. It is . . . Map (db m231584) HM
12 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — The Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group
River Landing Park is sacred ground. A major culture flourished here more than 1,000 years ago, building a complex of at least seven platform mounds. The largest of these earthworks stands before you. Construction of the mounds began nearly 2,000 . . . Map (db m231609) HM
13 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — The First Seminole War
The First Seminole War erupted when U.S. soldiers attacked the Lower Creek village of Fowltown near today's Bainbridge, Georgia, on November 21-23, 1817. Native American and Maroon (escaped slave or Black Seminole) warriors retaliated by . . . Map (db m230902) HM
14 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — The Scott Battle of 1817
A bloody battle fought on this site more than 200 years ago helped assure that Florida would become part of the United States. Angered over an attack by American soldiers on the Lower Creek village of Fowltown near today's Bainbridge, Georgia, . . . Map (db m231593) HM
15 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — The Scott Massacre
The first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars took place here on November 30, 1817. Several hundred Seminole, Creek and maroon (Black Seminole) warriors came to this site following raids by U.S. troops on the Creek Indian village of Fowltown near . . . Map (db m113147) HM
16 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — F-1 — United States Arsenal (1832-1861)
One-half mile to the north are the remains of the United States Arsenal erected by the United States Army Ordnance under an Act of Congress passed in 1832. The arsenal proper consisted of various buildings erected so that their exterior walls formed . . . Map (db m79447) HM
17 Florida, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee — Victory BridgeThe first bridge over the Apalachicola River
Victory Bridge is a monument to early 20th century engineering. Completed in 1922 at a cost of roughly $1 million, the bridge was built by Masters and Mullen Construction Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Its name honors the Allied victory in World War . . . Map (db m230656) HM
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18 Florida, Gadsden County, Greensboro — F-1185 — Greensboro Depot
The Apalachicola Northern Railroad (ANRR) opened to rail traffic in 1907, serving as the first north – south rail line connecting existing railroads at River Junction (Chattahoochee) and the port at Apalachicola. In 1910, the railroad was extended . . . Map (db m239556) HM
19 Florida, Gadsden County, Greensboro — F-578 — The Dezell House
The Dezell House was built in 1912 by James A. and Margaret Leila "Maggie" Shepard Dezell. This house, with its Prairie Style architecture and Arts and Crafts features, was their family home for 46 years. James A. Dezell (1867-1937) was born in . . . Map (db m79479) HM
20 Florida, Gadsden County, Gretna — F-634 — Old Gretna School House
In the late 1800’s the railroad pushed further west into Gadsden County. In 1897, the Humphrey Company established a settlement. The company, owned by W.P. Humphrey, dealt in land, timber, and general merchant services of the time. When Gretna was . . . Map (db m79468) HM
21 Florida, Gadsden County, Havana — F-306 — Dr. Malcolm Nicholson Home
Located just north of this point is the Dr. Malcolm Nicholson Plantation Home. Built in the 1820's, it is one of the oldest remaining structures in Gadsden County. It is a one-story Gulf coast Cottage, with end-gables and a built-in porch. It rests . . . Map (db m157927) HM
22 Florida, Gadsden County, Havana — Old Spanish TrailSouthern Borderland Trunkline — Havana, Florida —
The town of Havana was incorporated in 1906. Havana came into existence as a result of the construction of the Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railroad. The advent of the automobile demanded an expansion and improvement of roads… …and the Old . . . Map (db m188556) HM
23 Florida, Gadsden County, Havana — Vickers Cemetery
The earliest families in this private cemetery are those of Joshua and Martha Vickers and Bryant and Frances Vickers. It is believed that the first burial was in 1845. The oldest remaining marker is that of Rite Sanders, who died in 1866. The . . . Map (db m110894) HM
24 Florida, Gadsden County, Mt. Pleasant — F-244 — Joshua Davis House
In the 1820's, settlers from Georgia, South Carolina and other states came to the new United States Territory of Florida in search of land to homestead. One such frontiersman was Thomas Dawsey, who by 1824 was residing in the Gadsden County area. . . . Map (db m79449) HM
25 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — Centenary Methodist Church Bell
This historic bell, manufactured by the William Buckley Co., New York, New York / circa 1830, was installed in the steeple of Centenary Methodist Church in 1839. In addition to ringing in weekly services, during the 19th and early 20th century the . . . Map (db m228475) HM
26 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
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 m154555) WM
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27 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-286 — Gadsden County
Gadsden, Florida's fifth county, was formed in 1823. It once ran from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Suwannee River to the Apalachicola River. Quincy, the county seat, was incorporated in 1828. Previously known as Middle Florida, the new . . . Map (db m29677) HM
28 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — Gadsden County Civil War Monument Reported permanently removed
South Side Sacred to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers from Gadsden Co. Florida who died in the defense of their country. — "On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread and glory . . . Map (db m79722) WM
29 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — Gadsden County War Memorial
In Memoriam Gadsden County Men of World Wars I and II Who Gave Their All That The World Might Have PeaceMap (db m79717) WM
30 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-284 — Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Church
Presbyterians came to this area from Georgia and the Carolinas as early as 1822. These worshippers built Philadelphia, a log meeting house, in 1828. It was served by itinerant ministers until 1832, when the Reverend Leander Kerr arrived. The log . . . Map (db m79515) HM
31 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-263 — Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club
Settlers in the new U.S. territory of Florida (created in 1821) who were members of the Masonic order soon established lodges in their new communities. Washington Lodge No. 2, Free and Accepted Masons, created in 1828 was among the first Florida . . . Map (db m79484) HM
32 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-630 — Pat Munroe House
Mark Welch "Mr. Pat" Munroe built the Pat Munroe House for his first wife, Edith Adelaide Walker, in 1893. The couple had 10 children before her death in 1896. Mr. Pat later married Mary Frances Gray in 1912. Eight children were born from this . . . Map (db m79622) HM
33 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-199 — Site of the First Gadsden County Courthouse
This antebellum home is related in style to the early Louisiana plantation houses of the lower Mississippi Valley. Designed to cope with the heat and dampness of the climate, its main living quarters were on the second floor. It rests on land once . . . Map (db m72799) HM
34 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-582 — Soldiers Cemetery
Gadsden County and the town of Quincy served the war effort of the Confederate States of America in many ways. Quincy served as a crossroads and a military center of activity through the four years of conflict. As a military center and commissary, . . . Map (db m79489) HM
35 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-322 — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
The earliest Episcopal Services were performed in Quincy in 1834 and Jackson Kemper was the first bishop to visit in 1838. St. Paul's Parish was organized and the first Vestry was elected in the same year. In 1839, the parish joined the Diocese of . . . Map (db m79485) HM
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36 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-254 — The Quincy Academy
The Quincy Academy was incorporated in 1832 and was probably established as early as 1830. Private educational institutions were common in newly settled frontier areas. Education was provided at reasonable rates by the "Male Academy" and the "Female . . . Map (db m79486) HM
37 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-116 — The Quincy State Bank
Pioneer commercial banking house in Gadsden County, E.P. Dismukes, President, opened 20 August 1889, under State Charter No. 1, issued twelve days earlier under the Act creating a State Banking System; original capital, $60,000. Became strong . . . Map (db m79488) HM
38 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — F-288 — The White House / Pleasants Woodson White
Side 1 The White House This house was constructed during the early 1840's for Joseph Leonard Smallwood. At that time, it was a one and one-half story structure. In 1849, Pleasants Woodson White married Smallwood's niece, Emily, and . . . Map (db m79487) HM
39 Florida, Gadsden County, Quincy — Veterans Memorial
In memory of Gadsden County Veterans who gave their lives during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era, Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf Our Fallen Heroes on renown eternal camping grounds, their silent graves are spread, . . . Map (db m79719) WM
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Feb. 27, 2024