City of Newberry Historic District

City of Newberry Historic District (HM18BZ)

Location: Newberry, FL 32669 Alachua County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 38.767', W 82° 36.708'

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The discovery of hard rock phosphate in Alachua County in 1889 sparked the appearance of boom towns wherever large deposits of the mineral were found. Incorporated in 1894, Newberry thrived until 1914 when the onset of World War I forced the mines to close. The mines did not reopen after the war, causing the economy of the town to collapse and forcing many residents to leave. The buildings in Newberry's historic district reflect the boom town atmosphere of small mining communities founded in Florida at end of the 19th century. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
A Florida Heritage Site
HM NumberHM18BZ
Marker NumberF-363
Year Placed1995
Placed ByFlorida Department of State Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 343986 N 3280658
Decimal Degrees29.64611667, -82.61180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 38.767', W 82° 36.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 38' 46.02" N, 82° 36' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25405 W Newberry Rd, Newberry FL 32669, US
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