Florida Historical Markers

Published: Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11:00 p.m.
The Florida Historical Markers program was created in 1960. The purpose is to increase public awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the state.
Below is a list of historical markers in Alachua County:
  • City of Gainesville: Between NE 1st and 3rd streets at Municipal Building.
  • Spanish cattle ranching: Between NE 1st and 3rd streets at Municipal Building.
  • University of Florida historic campus:
    University Avenue and NW 15th street.
  • First Gainesville skirmish/Battle of Gainesville:
    Between NE 1st and 3rd streets at Municipal Building.
  • East Florida Seminary: Between NE 1st and 3rd streets at Municipal Building.
  • Alachua County Courthouse: Corner of Main Street and SE 1st Street .
  • Matheson House: Matheson House grounds, 528 SW 1st Street.
  • Hogtown Settlement/Fort Hogtown: Westside Park, NW 34th Street and 8th Avenue.
  • Josiah T. Walls: University Avenue, between NW 1st and 2nd streets.
  • The Bailey House: 1121 NW 6th St.
  • The Law School Mound: University of Florida law school grounds.
  • Fort Clarke: State Road 26 (Newberry Road) and NW 91st street, on grounds of church by same name.
  • Dickison and his men/Jefferson Davis' baggage:
    State Road 24 in front of the caboose in Waldo City Park.
    n Waldo: SW 5th Boulevard (eastbound SR 24) at SW 2nd Way.
    n Melrose: On SR 26 between Quail and Trout streets.
  • Hawthorne: North Johnson Street.
  • History of Evinston, Florida/Evinston Community Store and Post Office:
    State Road 225 at Evinston.
  • Rochelle Vicinity: Northwest corner at the intersection of State Road 20 and County Road 234.
  • Micanopy: County Road 25A (Cholokka Boulevard) at NE Peach Avenue, in front of gazebo.
  • William Bartram (1739-1823): County Road 25A (Cholokka Boulevard) Micanopy; there is another one at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens near Lake Tuscawilla, where Bartram traveled through.
    n Archer: Main Street at Alabama Street, Archer City Hall grounds.
  • David Yulee and Cottonwood Plantation:
    State Road 346 (High Street), Archer.
  • Newberry: U.S. 41 in town.
  • City of Newberry Historic District: Near municipal building, SR 26.
  • Railroading in High Springs: 20 NW Railroad Ave., High Springs.
  • High Springs: U.S. 27 in town. n Alachua: On U.S. 441 in town.
  • Newnansville Town Site: North of Alachua on State Road 235.
  • Newnansville: SR 235 across from Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua.
  • La Crosse: Near junction of state roads 121 and 235.
  • Madison Starke Perry: County Road 234, on grounds of Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hague.
  • Santa Fe de Toloca: County Road 241 in Bland, northern Alachua County.
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