Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker, Fernandina Beach, Fl.
This marker is located in front of the old train depot in historic downtown, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. David Levy Yulee created the Florida Railroad Company that built the first cross Florida railroad starting from the Center Street In Fernandina Beach and ending in Cedar Key on Florida Gulf Coast.
The marker reads as follows:
" The Florida Railroad Company was incorporated January 8, 1853, with David L. Yulee as president. The line received both federal and state land grants. Despite early financial difficulties, construction was begun from Fernandina, where the main office was located, in 1856. The Final trackage to Cedar Key was lain March 1, 1861, and Florida had its first cross-state railroad. "
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