Historic Markers Across Florida



Town of Leno



Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: O'leno State Park
County: Columbia
Coordinates: N 29° 54.867    W 082° 34.771
  29.91445    -82.57951666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFQ8
 



Text:

Originally called "Keno", for a variation of lotto gambling, the town was settled in the 1860´s. Ecclesiastical and commercial pressure changed the name to "Leno" in 1876. A grist and saw mill, cotton gin, stores, and hotel sprang up in the settlement. Railroad construction bypassed the town, and by the 1890´s Leno became a ghost town. The site of old Leno (O´Leno) was purchased by the state as a park and forestry station in 1934.

Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials


Notes:

City: near Mikesville, FL