2 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Marion County (Fla.)--History"
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An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844

An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844

Date
1844-03-15
Description
Legislative act establishing Marion County, signed by Governor Richard Keith Call on March 15, 1844. The act describes the boundaries of the new county and provides procedures for electing county officers and transferring active court cases.
Collection
Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

Date
1844-02-13
Description
Petition signed by 68 citizens of Alachua County asking the Territorial Legislative Council to create a new county called Emathla County. The council eventually did so, but they decided to call the new county Marion instead. The petition describes the hardships faced by citizens living far away from the county seat. The petition also recommends the boundaries for the new county, which are close to how the Legislative Council eventually shaped Marion County.
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s222_b026_x01An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844TextLand settlement
Boundaries
County government
Marion County (Fla.)--History
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s877_b004_f06_x01Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844TextLand settlement
Boundaries
Marion County (Fla.)--History
County government
Petitions
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