Historic Markers Across Florida

Rocky Comfort Plantation

Marker ID: FLHM F-73
Location: SR 65B and 267, Wetumpka, FL
County: Gadsden
Coordinates: N 30° 28.504    W 084° 34.612
  30.47506666    -84.57686666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM78CG


Near this site stood Rocky Comfort, the plantation home of Bryan Croom, a native of North Carolina who settled in Gadsden County in 1826 with his family and slaves. Croom cultivated cotton and prospered to such an extent that he became on the largest landholders in middle Florida. In addition to his holdings in Gadsden, Croom owned Goodwood Plantation near Tallahassee. He was the brother of Hardy Bryan Croom, discoverer of the Florida Torreya tree.

Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials - 1962


City: Wetumpka, FL

Florida Torreya, is also known as Gopher Wood and has a restricted habitat within Torreya State Park, along the east bank of the Apalachicola River in the Florida Panhandle and immediate adjacent southernmost Georgia.

Wikipedia - Florida Torreya