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 have
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Where did they go?
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 for
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 their
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. On the
eastern border there is the beautiful Suwannee River made famous by
Stephen Foster's song. Interestingly enough, Mr. Foster never laid
eyes on the river. The western side and sounthern border are bounded
by the Withlachoochee River. And that isn't the end of it. Passing
throught north to south is the Alapaha River, nicknamed the "River of
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 Florida
feeling. They relish the back to nature vistas that are so
There are three towns in Hamilton County. Jasper in the central
part, Jennings in the north western part and White Springs toward the
south eastern boundary. You can almost put a ruler on the map and have
the three of them in a row going diagonally through the county.
Florida Map showing where Hamilton County is located.
#1 FSGS Florida Pioneer Descendants Committee
Do you have an ancestor
who lived in the territory of Florida before
1845 statehood? The Florida
Pioneer Descendants Certification
Committee would like to hear from
And if your pioneer was born in any county area before it
formed and named, a county award may also be waiting
Certificates are presented annually at the Florida State
Society's Pioneer Banquet each Fall in conjunction with
Conference events. Your application is an excellent way to
those folks who braved hardships to settle previously unknown
For additional information, see the website of Florida
Genealogical Society at http://www.flsgs.org/
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
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