Town of Leno

Town of Leno (HM17IY)

Location: High Springs, FL 32643 Columbia County
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N 29° 54.856', W 82° 34.782'

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Originally called "Keno", for a variation of lotto gambling, the town was settled in the 1860's. Ecclesiastical and commercial pressure changed the name to "Leno" in 1876. A grist and saw mill, cotton gin, stores, and hotel sprang up in the settlement. Railroad construction bypassed the town, and by the 1890's Leno became a ghost town. The site of old Leno (O'Leno) was purchased by the state as a park and forestry station in 1934
HM NumberHM17IY
Marker NumberF-89
Year Placed1962
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 347501 N 3310334
Decimal Degrees29.91426667, -82.57970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.856', W 82° 34.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 51.36" N, 82° 34' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)386
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1894 SE Oleno Park Rd, High Springs FL 32643, US
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