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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23B9_sharon-baptist-church_Green-Cove-Springs-FL.html
Organized by the Rev. James Hickey. Charter Members: Robert and Adeline Hogarth, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tolar, Mrs. Sarah Smith, Mrs. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Sullivant, and Mrs. Celia Weeks. Property for church given by T.H. and C.B. Hayden. Cemeter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XNG_middleburg-historical_Middleburg-FL.html
Middleburg developed in the early 1800s as a transportation center linking the St. Johns River with the peninsular interior. Originally settled in the 1820s as Clark´s Ferry, a crossing on Black Creek, it became a major military entrepot during t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XNF_middleburg-methodist-church-historical_Middleburg-FL.html
Founded on or before July 27, 1828 by Isaac Boring, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher. First known as The Black Creek Methodist Church. This frontier Methodist society met in homes until the present church was built in 1847. In continuous use si…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XNE_general-roy-stanley-geiger-united-states-marine-corps-historical_Middleburg-FL.html
Roy Stanley Geiger, the "Father of Marine Corps Aviation," was born on January 25, 1885, in his family home on what is now the campus of Middleburg First Baptist Church. He served as a school teacher, principal, and lawyer. Geiger joined…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XMV_orange-park-historical_Orange-Park-FL.html
Orange Park was the site of a cotton and citrus British plantation, Laurel Grove, which was established by William and Rebecca Pengree during Florida's British Period (1763-1783). Following the American Revolution, Florida was returned to Spain, a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XMU_hickory-grove-baptist-church-and-cemetery-historical_Green-Cove-Springs-FL.html
Hickory Grove Baptist Church was organized in 1863, and the church's congregation first worshiped here in one of the earliest buildings constructed in Clay County. The church was named for a grove of hickory trees that grew here. The original sanc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XMT_camp-chowenwaw-historical_Green-Cove-Springs-FL.html
Created in 1932, Camp Chowenwaw (Cho'-wen-waw) derived its name from the Creek word for "sister." Prominent Jacksonville resident Nancy Osborne, with support from local organizations such as the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, led the effort f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XMS_fort-heilman-historical_Middleburg-FL.html
Fort Heilman, named after Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Julius F. Heilman, was built in the mid 1830´s at the spot where the north and south forks of Black Creek join. It was a temporary wooden stockade used during the First Seminole War as a quarter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S1L_the-bellamy-road_Keystone-Heights-FL.html
The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 100 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1C03_camp-blanding_Starke-FL.html
(Front text)Camp Blanding, established as a National Guard base in 1939, is named for Major General Albert Blanding (1876-1970) who commanded a brigade in WWI, was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and was Chief of the National Guard Bureau…
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