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Creation Date

12-23-2011

Description

The Bellamy Road Marker, Clay County, FL.

The Bellamy Road historical marker is located on State Road 100 in Clay County, Florida. It has been placed by the Clay County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State, in 1998.

The marker reads as follows :

" The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 100 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to follow as nearly as possible on the pre-existing Old Mission Trail.

The St. Augustine to Tallahassee segment was contracted to John Bellamy. He completed this in 1826, using Native American guides and his own slaves. Remnants of the old sand road are used today and part of the Bellamy Road forms the county line between northwest Putnam and southwest Clay County."

Latitude, Longitude

29.74593056, -81.98351944

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Bellamy Road; Bellamy Road Marker; Historical marker; State Road 100; John Bellamy; Clay County (Fl.); Putnam Hall (Fl.); Historical markers --- Clay County --- Putnam Hall.

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