Drifton, Florida

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Drifton is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Florida, United States. It is located near the intersection of US 19 and County Road 158.

Drifton was formerly the site where the ACL's Southland route crossed at grade the route of SAL's Gulf Wind. The ACL route has long been abandoned, and the former SAL route was acquired from CSX by the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad on June 1, 2019.

Geography[edit]

Drifton is located at 30°29′43″N 83°52′46″W / 30.4953°N 83.8794°W / 30.4953; -83.8794Coordinates: 30°29′43″N 83°52′46″W / 30.4953°N 83.8794°W / 30.4953; -83.8794 (30.4953, -83.8794).[1]

Notable person[edit]

William H. Hay, a major general in the United States Army who commanded the 28th Division in World War I, was born in Drifton.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Yearbook of the Pennsylvania Society. New York, NY: The Pennsylvania Society. 1919. p. 187.
  3. ^ "U.S. Passport Applications for William H. Hay". U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. Ancestry.com. May 22, 1920. Missing or empty |url= (help)