Historic Markers Across Florida



City of Alachua



Marker ID: FLHM F-206
Location: 15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua FL
County: Alachua
Coordinates: N 29° 47.628    W 082° 29.897
  29.7938    -82.49828333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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 in a productive farming area. The Bellamy Road, a national highway from St. Augustine to Pensacola authorized in 1824, originally passed near the northeast city boundary. The post office was established April 30, 1887. The city was incorporated April 12, 1905.

Sponsored by Alachua County Historical Commission in Cooperation with the Department of State


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City: Alachua, FL