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Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 40.035', W 81° 27.614'

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Built in 1885 by George Rainsford Fairbanks, lawyer, historian, and editor. Born in 1820 at Watertown, New York, Fairbanks moved to Florida in 1842 and became a major in the Confederate Army.
He edited the Fernandina Florida Mirror, presided over the Board of Trade, pioneered in developing the citrus industry, and helped establish the University of the South at Sewannee, Tennessee. Thousands of school children used his "History of Florida" as a textbook.
He was one of the founders of the Florida Historical Society in 1856.
HM NumberHM14JQ
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 455911 N 3392816
Decimal Degrees30.66725000, -81.46023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.035', W 81° 27.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 2.10" N, 81° 27' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 S 7th St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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