Historical Markers in Alachua County, Florida


The Florida Historical Markers program was created in 1960. The purpose of the program is to increase public awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the state and to enhance the enjoyment of historic sites in Florida by its citizens and tourists. Through this program, historic markers and plaques are placed at sites of historical and visual interest to visitors in recognition of historic resources, persons or events that are significant in the areas of architecture, archaeology, Florida history and traditional culture. For more information on the historical markers program, please contact the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.

Today Florida boasts over 400 historical markers, with new markers being put up each year. Alachua County alone has over 30 markers, due largely in part to the Alachua County Historical Commission, which has provided funding for many of the markers.

Below is a partial list of the Historical Markers in Alachua County. For full text, please click on the title of desired Marker, and for location. please see map.

For a complete list of the State Historical Markers, please browse the state website and interactive map.

DICKISON AND HIS MEN / JEFFERSON DAVIS' BAGGAGE
Location: S.R. 24. in Waldo on front of caboose in City Park
City: Waldo

WALDO
Location: S.W. 5th Blvd.(east bound SR24) at S.W. 2nd Way
City: Waldo

CITY OF GAINESVILLE
Location: between 1st St.NE & 3rd St.NE at Municipal Bldg
City: Gainesville

SPANISH CATTLE RANCHING
Location: between 1st St.NE & 3rd St.NE at Municipal Bldg
City: Gainesville

ROPER PARK
Location: Southeast corner of NE 5th Avenue and 2nd Street
City: Gainesville

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HISTORIC CAMPUS
Location: University Avenue
City: Gainesville

FIRST GAINESVILLE SKIRMISH/BATTLE OF GAINESVILLE
Location: between 1st St.NE & 3rd St.NE at Municipal Bldg
City: Gainesville

EAST FLORIDA SEMINARY
Location:between 1st St.NE & 3rd St.NE at Municipal Bldg
City: Gainesville

ALACHUA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Location:corner of Main (SR 329) & SE 1st St.
City: Gainesville

MATHESON HOUSE
Location:Matheson House grounds, 528 S.W. First Street
City: Gainesville

HOGTOWN SETTLEMENT / FORT HOGTOWN
Location: in the public park on corner of 34th Street and 8th Ave
City: Gainesville

JOSIAH T. WALLS
Location: University Avenue, between NW 1st Street and NW 2nd
City: Gainesville

THE BAILEY HOUSE
Location: on site at 1121 NW 6th Street
City: Gainesville

THE LAW SCHOOL MOUND
Location: University of Florida Law School grounds
City: Gainesville

FORT CLARKE
Location: W. of city on S.R. 26, on grounds of Ft.Clark
City: Gainesville

MICANOPY
Location: C.R. 25A at N.E. Peach Ave. in front of gazebo.
City: Micanopy

WILLIAM BARTRAM (1739-1823)
Location:N.E.Cholokka Blvd. County Road 25-A
City: Micanopy

ARCHER
Location: Main Street at Alabama Street on City Hall grounds
City: Archer

DAVID YULEE and COTTON WOOD PLANTATION
Location: S.R. 346 (High Street)
City: Archer

ROCHELLE VICINITY
Location: Northwest corner at the intersection of State Road 20 and County Road 234.
City: Rochelle

ALACHUA
Location: U.S. 441
City: Alachua

NEWNANSVILLE TOWN SITE
Location: north of town on S.R. 235.
City: Alachua

NEWNANSVILLE
Location:U.S. 441, across road from Newnansville Cemetery
City: Alachua

NEWBERRY
Location: U.S. 441
City: Newberry

CITY OF NEWBERRY HISTORIC DISTRICT
City: Newberry

HAWTHORNE
Location: North Johnson Street.
City: Hawthorne

RAILROADING IN HIGH SPRINGS
Location: 20 NW Railroad Ave.
City: High Springs

HIGH SPRINGS
Location: U.S. Highway 27.
City: High Springs

LaCROSSE
Location: near junction of S.R. 121 & S.R. 235.
City: LaCrosse

MADISON STARKE PERRY
Location: C.R. 234, on grounds of Oak Ridge Cemetery, 5 mile
City: Hague

HISTORY OF EVINSTON, FLORIDA / EVINSTON COMMUNITY STORE AND POST OFFICE
Location: S.R. 225 at Evinston
City: Evinston

SANTA FE DE TOLOCA
Location: Northern Alachua County C. R. 241
City: Bland

MELROSE
Location: on S.R. 26 between Quail & Trout Sts.
City: Melrose