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Title The Florida Land and Immigration Company
Object Name Advertisement
Scope & Content This document offers 40-acre land warrants from among 650,000 acres of land mostly along the right of way of the Atlantic, Gulf & West India Transit Rail Road, which crosses the Florida peninsula from Fernandina to Cedar Keys. Warrants for 40 acres cost $1.25 per acre providing a homestead of virgin land near a railroad for $50.00,
Inducements included scheduled steamship connections to New Orleans and New York City from the railroad's two terminals, and to other railroads with nationwide connections.
Officers of the Land and Immigration Co. are: Edward M.Dickerson, President, in New York City. He is also President of the Transit Rail Road; C. Wickliffe Yulee, Secretary, in Fernandina; Samuel A. Swann, Land Commissioner, in Fernandina; and J. B. Oliver, General Agent, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Transit Rail Road covers 155 miles from Fernandina to Cedar Keys, has 21 stations between the terminals including Nassau, Harts Road, Callahan, Dutton, Bryce's, Baldwin, Maxville, Trail Ridge, Lawtey, Starke, Temple's Mill, Waldo, Gainesville, Orange City, Arrendondo, Battons, Archer, Albion, Bronson, Otter Creek, and Rosewood.
The document includes descriptions of soil and water, suitable crops and livestock
Catalog Number 1979.003.016
Collection AIMH
Accession number 1979.003
Caption FL land & immigration
Number of images 4
People Dickerson, Edward N.
Oliver, J. B.
Swann, Samuel A.
Yulee, C. Wickliffe
Search Terms Atlantic Gulf and West India Transit Railroad
The Florida Land and Immigration Co.
Subjects Homesteading
Railroad companies
Classification Railroads
Real Estate