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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alachua, 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 (214) Bradford County, FL (11) Columbia County, FL (28) Gilchrist County, FL (5) Levy County, FL (20) Marion County, FL (211) Putnam County, FL (62) Union County, FL (5)  AlachuaCounty(214) Alachua County (214)  BradfordCounty(11) Bradford County (11)  ColumbiaCounty(28) Columbia County (28)  GilchristCounty(5) Gilchrist County (5)  LevyCounty(20) Levy County (20)  MarionCounty(211) Marion County (211)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  UnionCounty(5) Union County (5)
Gainesville is the county seat for Alachua County
Alachua is in Alachua County
      Alachua County (214)  
ADJACENT TO ALACHUA COUNTY
      Bradford County (11)  
      Columbia County (28)  
      Gilchrist County (5)  
      Levy County (20)  
      Marion County (211)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Union County (5)  
 
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1 Florida, Alachua County, Alachua — F-823 — Alachua County Training School
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 write, . . . 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
 
 
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Apr. 12, 2024