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Asa May House


Asa May House Sign, Capps, FL.

The Asa May House (also known as the Rosewood Plantation) is a historic U.S. home in Capps, Florida. It is located on U.S. 19, between U.S. 27 and I-10. On December 15, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

May was a wealthy cotton planter. He and his wife Margaret Martha Murray May received the house and land from, his wife, Margaret's father in 1848. According to the historical marker for rosewood Burwell McBride was the grandfather of Margaret Martha Murray May who had the house built and that the house was given to her by her father.

The marker reads as :

" This excellent example of a "Carpenter Classic" style farmhouse was probably built c. 1836 for Burwell McBride shortly after he moved to Jefferson County from South Carolina. He was the grandfather of Margaret McBride who married Asa May, a wealthy cotton planter. Asa and his wife received the house and land from Margaret's father in 1848. May was one of the wealthiest planters in North Florida, at one time owning more than 3,000 acres of land in Jefferson County alone. Rosewood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972."

Latitude, Longitude

30.41799167, -83.91096389

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Asa May House Marker; Rosewood Plantation; Asa May; Margaret Martha Murray May; Cotton planter; Rosewood; Jefferson County (Fl); Capps (Fl); Historical markers -- Florida -- Capps.; Images


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