Historic Markers Across Florida



Lamont Community



Marker ID: FLHM F-366
Location: Lot east of post office, US 27, Lamont, FL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 30° 22.699    W 083° 48.870
  30.37831666    -83.8145
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9FED
 



Text:

Originally called Beasley´s Store, Lamont was founded in 1848 as the site of a post office and stagecoach station on the Tallahassee to St. Augustine road. The settlement was called "Lick Skillet" after the Civil War, but in 1885 was named Lamont to honor Cornelius Lamont, Vice President during the first administration of President Grover Cleveland (1885-1889). The community thrived after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a line through the town in 1926. Sawmills, turpentine stills, pecan growing and processing watermelon seeds for planting provided employment for the town´s residents. Today Lamont´s past is reflected by a former post office, built c. 1910, and several historic churches and houses.

Sponsors: Florida Heritage Site sponsored by the Florida Department of State - 1995


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City: Lamont, FL