This is our Florida Jefferson County stop #13 of our
3142 United States counties we will be visiting on our Lazee Recliners Postcard
tour! Hope you are enjoying
these visits. I sure am! I am learning so much about each of these
counties! This Florida county formed in
1827 out of Leon County.
county seat is Monticello.
*** It was
named for the third President of the United States, Thomas
*** The town Monticello was named after Jefferson's
home in Virginia, Monticello. But they are pronounced differently. This town
pronounces it: Mont-i-sel-o.
*** This town
has The Perkins Opera House that still features musical performances, theater
productions and musicals.
County is the only Florida county bordering on Georgia and the Gulf of
*** Lots of Native American information here at the
Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeoloogical State Park. You will find preserves of
Florida's tallest prehistoric Native American ceremonial earthworks mound 46
feet high. Check this info out
and take a look at this county in Florida. Stop #12 of our postcard journey to EVERY COUNTY in the
United States! Fellow Postcard
Travelers, We are doing all the Florida
counties first. This is our
12th: HAMILTON COUNTY Formed in 1827. County Seat: Jasper Formed from Jefferson County.
named for the first U. S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander
*** It has a total of 519 square miles. Can you find it
on the maps below?
*** The Old Hamilton County Jail and the United
Methodist Church in Jasper are on the National Register of Historic
*** Its major industries moved through the years from
cotton....to turpentine...to lumber...to tobacco...to now phosphate
*** Jasper rests on land thought to be originally the
site of the Miccasukee (Mikasukis) Indians. Interesting Indian information on
this area:....Check it out... Chief Billy Bowlegs... Seminole... Treaty of
Paynes Landing... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper,_Florida *** Many settlers migrated here 1827 til 1840s from
Georgia and South Carolina.
Smith author of Strange Fruit 1944 was born here.