Alachua County Announces State Historical Marker Dedications

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Historical Commission is pleased to announce the dedication of two new state historical markers. The dedications are on February 27, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Spring Hill United Methodist Church and Spring Hill Cemetery (23300 Old Bellamy Road, Alachua).

One marker commemorates the history of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and the Old Bellamy Road. The second is the history of early settler William Henry Traxler. These markers were sponsored by a descendant of WH Traxler. 

“These markers include the history of an early settlement of our County and State,” said Staff Liaison to the County Historical Commission Kathleen Pagan. “The 1826 Bellamy Road was the first federal road in Florida, following Indian trails. The church began in 1860 and was rebuilt later following storm damage. A bygone country store started by WH Traxler was important to the agricultural community.”

Information on the State Historical Marker program can be found online.

  • Love this beautiful old road and church… Glad we are recognizing and preserving our local history.

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