State Historical Marker Locations

The history of Alachua County’s settlement includes many contributions by, and struggles of, the African American community. State Historic Markers focused on the resilience of the community including those commemorating Josiah T. Walls, the Serenola Settlement, and the lynching history of Newberry.

Other Florida State Historic Markers in Alachua County that discuss African American history include the Bland Community; Douglass High School; Alachua County Training School; and the Archer School Gymnasium. In Gainesville markers include Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; Chestnut Funeral Home; Shady Grove Primitive Church and Porters Quarters; The Home of A. Quinn Jones, Sr., Educator; The Ball Park; Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church; and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. There are also markers in the County that mention the work of enslaved persons at Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation; Daniel Scott Plantation; and the Moses Elias Levy marker (near Micanopy).

National Register Sites

National Register (NR) Sites for our African American History are A Quinn Jones House, Liberty Hill School House, Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Pleasant Street Historic District.