Map of Florida Showing the Land Grant of the Florida South Railway
Florida South Railway Map
A map of Florida showing the Florida South Railway's land grant, published in 1888. The map includes information about towns along the railway, facts about Florida, and hints for potential immigrants. The Florida Southern Railway was established in 1891 when it took over the Gainesville, Ocala and Charlotte Harbor Railroad. Facing foreclosure, the line was acquired by Henry B. Plant (1819-1899) as part of his Plant System in 1892 and reorganized as the Florida Southern Railroad, which stretched from Gainesville to Ocala and then to Punta Gorda. In 1903, the Florida Southern was acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL). The ACL merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) in 1967 to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL). Much of the original ACL lines are now part of the CSX Transportation line, which operates the SCL.
Matthews, Northrup and Company
Original 24-page map, 1888: Matthews, Northrup and Company. Map of Florida Showing the Land Grant of the Florida South Railway. Map. Buffalo, NY: Art-Printing Works, 1888: Maitland Public Library, Maitland, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 24-page map, 1888: Matthews, Northrup and Company. Map of Florida Showing the Land Grant of the Florida South Railway. Map. Buffalo, NY: Art-Printing Works, 1888.
Is Part Of
General Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Grove Park, Florida
Mount Tabor, Florida
East Lake Weir, Florida
South Lake Weir, Florida
Lady Lake, Florida
Fruitland Park, Florida
Lane Park, Florida
Centre Hill, Florida
Pemberton Ferry, Florida
Fort Meade, Florida
Bowling Green, Florida
Zolfo Springs, Florida
Charlie Creek, Florida
Fort Ogden, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Originally created by Matthews, Northrup and Company and published by Art-Printing Works.
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