the beautiful Suwannee River flows.
Foster Memorial in Northern Florida.
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I am Fran Smith, county coordinator for Hamilton Co. If you
time on your hands and would enjoy helping transcribe documents,
photograph tombstones, etc. please let me
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Duval encompassed much of North Eastern Florida when
it was formed from St. John's County in 1824. In
1827 a new
county was cut from Duval. The name chosen was Hamilton named
Alexander Hamilton, our First Secretary of the Treasury.
is bound to the north by Echols and Lowndes Counties in Georgia. This
is a very unique county. Lots of counties in Florida boast of
many lakes. Not so with Hamilton. Of course there
are a few, but
their claim to fame is being bounded on three sides by rivers.
eastern border there is the beautiful Suwannee River made famous
Stephen Foster's song. Interestingly enough, Mr. Foster never
eyes on the river. The western side and sounthern border are
by the Withlachoochee River. And that isn't the end of it.
throught north to south is the Alapaha River, nicknamed the
Sand" aptly named because during parts of the year the river runs
underground leaving a very sandy dry riverbed.
Hamilton has the
distincton of having the oldest cemetery in Florida. Being so
there are many homes and buildings to enjoy. History is
Many people visit each year to enjoy the rustic old time
feeling. They relish the back to nature vistas that are so
There are three towns in Hamilton County. Jasper in
part, Jennings in the north western part and White
Springs toward the
south eastern boundary. You can almost put a ruler on the map
the three of them in a row going diagonally through the county.
Florida Map showing
where Hamilton County is located.
FSGS Florida Pioneer Descendants
Do you have an ancestor
who lived in the territory of Florida before
The Florida Pioneer Descendants Certification
Committee would like to
hear from you.
And if your pioneer was
born in any county area before it was officially
formed and named, a county award may also be waiting for you.
presented annually at the Florida State Genealogical
Society's Pioneer Banquet
each Fall in conjunction with yearly
Your application is an excellent way to honor
those folks who braved
hardships to settle previously unknown areas.
information, see the website of Florida State
Genealogical Society at
and click on "Florida
Pioneer" at top of page.
Don't put it off much
longer! The deadline for submission of your
application and documents
will be June 30.
forward to celebrating your Florida ancestry with you.
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