The Town of Jay, Florida: A Crossroads in History

Author(s): Barbara Hines

Year: 2013


The Town of Jay, located in Northwest Florida, is seemingly typical of a small agricultural community in this region; however this community’s connections to various individuals and entities, including the Panton, Leslie and Co.Trading Company, provide a unique glimpse into early settlement patterns in North Florida. A team of archaeologists and historians worked together to record all historic properties. Local informants with long-standing connections to the community, including individuals of Native American, European and mixed heritage, were interviewed and provided a unique perspective on the town’s history. This project helped to establish a foundation for future preservation, while recording over 160 historic sites and structures. This paper presents the results of this assessment and outlines recommendations that were put forth to members of the town regarding how they could further recognize and preserve significant sites within the city limits.

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The Town of Jay, Florida: A Crossroads in History. Barbara Hines. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428740)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 270