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      The 27th U.S. State to join the Union:   03-March-1835
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Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
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Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Cracker Barrel - histories of many of Central Florida's pioneers
    Ghost Towns of Florida - multiple listings
    Important Dates
    Jacksonville Story - Family and Architectural History (Blog)

Libraries & Newspapers:
    Florida Heritage Collection - State University System of Florida (SUS Digital Library)
    MacDonald Kelce Library - The University of Tampa
    Memory Project - (State Library & Archives of Florida)
    Spanish Land Grants in Florida - (State Library & Archives of Florida)
    Tampa-Hillsborough - Public Library System

Obituary Links - online Obits and related resources, State of Florida

  • State of Florida
  • State Capital City Tallahassee   (Capital since 1845 - located in   Leon County)

    The State name:  Florida was named by Ponce de Leon in 1512. "la Florida," he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Historians favor the idea that Ponce de Leon named the state because he discovered it on Easter or Palm Sunday. Others don't discount this theory, but impress upon us that the full flush of spring was on the area and the abundance of flowers in bloom and the "fragrant and delicious odors" certainly played a role.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
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    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Florida
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
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    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
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