Historic Markers Across Florida



Rosewood



Marker ID: FLHM F-358
Location: On US 19, just north of the intersection with Apalachee Parkway (US 27), Capps, FL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 30° 25.055    W 083° 54.649
  30.41758333    -83.91081666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9FEJ
 



Text:

This excellent example of a "Carpenter Classic" style farmhouse was probably built c. 1836 for Burwell McBride shortly after he moved to Jefferson County from South Carolina. He was the grandfather of Margaret McBride who married Asa May, a wealthy cotton planter. Asa and his wife received the house and land from Margaret´s father in 1848. May was one of the wealthiest planters in North Florida, at one time owning more than 3,000 acres of land in Jefferson County alone. Rosewod was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Sponsors: Florida Department of State

Florida Heritage Landmark sponsored by the Florida Department of State - 1995


Notes:

City: Capps, FL