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U.S. Arsenal
This beautiful structure was
the original officers' quarters
of the U.S. Arsenal in
Site of Scott's Massacre
A boat carrying 40 soldiers, 7
women and 4 children was
captured here by Seminole
and Creek warriors.
Shepard's Mill
This rare surviving example of
a Southern gristmill has been
grinding grain in Gadsden
County for more than 100
The Early History of Gadsden County, Florida
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Release Date:  October 19, 2008
The Early History of Gadsden County, a new
book from writer and historian Dale Cox, will be
released on October 19, 2008.

Written in the author's unique and acclaimed
style, the book explores episodes from the years
when today's Gadsden County was the scene of
a collision of nations.

Chapters include:

  • Before De Soto
  • The De Soto Expedition
  • Santa Cruz de Sabacola
  • Chislacasliche and Fort Apalachicola
  • Ellicott's Observatory
  • Nicolls' Outpost and the War of 1812
  • The "Negro Fort" Incident
  • Scott's Massacre
  • Andrew Jackson in Gadsden County
  • First Settlers and Neamathla's Reserve
  • The Federal Road
  • King Cotton and Prince Tobacco
  • Early Scientists of Gadsden County
  • The U.S. Arsenal at Chattahoochee
  • The Comte de Castelnau
  • The Second Seminole War
  • The McLane Massacre
  • Seizure of the U.S. Arsenal
  • C.S.S. Chattahoochee
  • Gadsden County and the Battle of Natural

Proceeds from this book benefit the West
Gadsden Historical Society in its work to preserve
and interpret the history of Gadsden County.

Dale Cox is the author of six books on Southern
history. A native of the quaint Florida community
of Two Egg, he lists among his ancestors the
American pioneer Daniel Boone and the Native
American chief Efau Emathla of the Yuchi band of
Lower Creeks.
Copyright 2008 by Dale Cox
All rights reserved.





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