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City of Newberry Historic District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 38.778 W 082° 36.732
17R E 343948 N 3280679
Quick Description: This historical marker for the City of Newberry Historic District is located in front of the Newberry City Hall.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 8:22:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMBY0Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 11

Long Description:
The marker reads:

The discovery of hard rock phosphate in Alachua County in 1889 sparked the appearance of boom towns wherever large deposits of the mineral were found. Incorporated in 1894, Newberry thrived until 1914 when the onset of World War I forced the mines to close. The mines did not reopen after the war, causing the economy of the town to collapse and forcing many residents to leave. The buildings in Newberry's historic district reflect the boom town atmosphere of small mining communities founded in Florida at end of the 19th century. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Marker Number: F-363

Date: 1995

County: Alachua

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Department of State

Website: [Web Link]

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