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Springhill Methodist Church - Traxler, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 29° 52.142 W 082° 32.301
17R E 351426 N 3305266
Quick Description: Old church located on a deadend road (thanks to I75). Area is listed as a 'ghost town'
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2007 7:19:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM1KT0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 119

Long Description:

Contains less than one hundred graves.

Five men, including Simeon Dell and Fernando Underwood, acquired this land in December of 1860 for this church, which was soon built using locally-sawed lumber. It served both the whites and the black slaves. The wooden sanctuary survived the September 1896 windstorm, and was replaced by the present structure in 1915. The nearby cemetery contains the graves of many of the pioneer settlers of the area.


William H. Traxler, son of settlers from South Carolina, was born near the natural bridge in Columbia County in 1854. In the 1880's he acquired property in Alachua County on the Bellamy Road, opened a general store, and began farming. He married the daughter of Simeon Dell, Mary Lelia, in 1889. Prospering, he increased his holdings and enlarged the commissary. The post office, established in 1891 with Mr. Traxler as postmaster, was discontinued in 1906. At one time the community had a one-room school, a number of tenant farm homes, a cotton gin, grist mill, and church.


City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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