STOP 12: HAMILTON COUNTY FLORIDA
Everyone 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:
Formed in 1827.
County Seat: Jasper
Formed from Jefferson County.
***It was named for the first U. S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
*** 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 Places.
*** Its major industries moved through the years from cotton....to turpentine...to lumber...to tobacco...to now phosphate mining.
*** 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.
*** Lillian Smith author of Strange Fruit 1944 was born here.
*** "cheteaumomme" an Ebay postcard seller has the postcard seen above for sale. It is Louise's Restaurant in Jasper Florida. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Louises-Restaurant-JASPER-FLORIDA-FL-Vintage-LINEN-Postcard-/321493927560?pt=Postcards_US&hash=item4ada880688
Have a favorite postcard from this county?
Email a copy of it to me at Langley68@aol.com and I will add it to our journey's blog.
OK folks time to go... let's head out to Florida County stop #13 next.