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First Methodist Church of Jasper Marker (<i>tall view; showing supporting cement pedestal</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2018
First Methodist Church of Jasper Marker (tall view; showing supporting cement pedestal)
Florida (Hamilton County), Jasper — First Methodist Church of Jasper
On Central Avenue SE at 5th Street SE, on the right when traveling north on Central Avenue SE.
First Methodist Church of Jasper Built 1878 Placed on National Register of Historical Places September 29, 1978 Presented by Hamilton County Historical SocietyMap (db m123253) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), Jasper — F-822 — Florida Branch Railroad
On Hatley Street (U.S. 41/129) at Central Avenue Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Hatley Street.
After the Civil War began in 1861, it became critical for the Confederacy to have north and south running railroads to connect existing Florida and Georgia lines to bypass Union blockades at Florida ports. The Confederate government ordered . . . — Map (db m96933) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — Florida’s Original Tourist Destination
On River Street east of Bridge Street (State Road 136), on the right when traveling east.
From the Native Americans who first sought the healing sulphur waters of the spring, to the present-day travelers who enjoy the wide variety of recreational opportunities along the Suwannee River and the historical significance of the Town of White . . . — Map (db m44591) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — The Residents of White Springs
On Bridge Street (State Road 136) north of River Street, on the right when traveling north.
Florida's native Timucuan Indians lived for hundreds of generations in what is now north Florida and southeast Georgia. Beginning in the 1580s, they were organized into mission villages by Spanish Franciscan priests. While exploitation and . . . — Map (db m44609) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — Wars and Conflicts in White Springs
On Spring Street (U.S. 41) east of Wesson Street, on the right when traveling east.
Although residents living here have always been somewhat insulated, outside influences such as war and conflict have historically influenced the Town of White Springs. The Spanish, French, British, and Americans all fought wars to own the peninsula . . . — Map (db m44512) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — F-24 — White Springs
On U.S. 41 (Local Road 25) just east of Wesson Street, on the right when traveling east.
These sulphur springs were thought to have medicinal properties and were considered sacred by the Indians. Warriors wounded in battle reputedly were not attacked when they came here to recuperate. Settlers moved into the vicinity in 1826 and the . . . — Map (db m13675) HM
Florida (Hamilton County), White Springs — White Sulphur Springs"Fountain of Health"
On Spring Street (U.S. 41) west of Bridge Street (State Road 136), on the left when traveling west.
White Sulphur Springs was once a popular health resort, attracting large numbers of people to drink the water and bathe in the spring. This structure encircles a natural spring that was thought to possess great healing qualities. An early . . . — Map (db m44610) HM

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