Fletcher Community

Fletcher Community (HM1A1A)

Location: Old Town, FL 32680 Dixie County
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N 29° 44.216', W 82° 59.088'

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The Fletcher Community was established when Dixie County was part of Lafayette County and both were part of their parent county, Madison. In the early 1850s Fletcher families and other families emigrated south from the Carolinas through Georgia, bringing their livestock and looking for better pastures. Other families followed including the Edmond, Bell Boatright, Gronto, Hatch, Matthis, Jones, Sauls and Ward families. They used the Suwannee River to move cotton and farm produce by steamboats to the railroad at Cedar Key. Most settlers of the Methodist faith attended services at Pleasant Grove Church, established by Rev. John A. Fletcher (1811-1858). This church is now gone but the Pleasant Grove and Ward Cemeteries are reminders of the Fletcher Community's settlers. William Rete Fletcher served as Madison County's Justice of the Peace 1847-1849 and Clerk of Circuit Court of Lafayette County 1856-1858. U.S. Postal records show Matilda J. Jones Fletcher as the community's first Postmaster. Eborn Haywood Sauls, William R. Fletcher, and Mittie (Matilda) Fletcher were later Postmasters.
HM NumberHM1A1A
Marker NumberF-535
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Dixie County Historical Society, The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 308048 N 3291285
Decimal Degrees29.73693333, -82.98480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 44.216', W 82° 59.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 44' 12.96" N, 82° 59' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9223-9433 NE Co Rd 349, Old Town FL 32680, US
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