Hosford, Florida

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Hosford, Florida
Old Wesleyan Methodist Church
Old Wesleyan Methodist Church
Hosford, Florida is located in Florida
Hosford, Florida
Hosford, Florida
Hosford, Florida is located in the United States
Hosford, Florida
Hosford, Florida
Coordinates: 30°23′12″N 84°47′53″W / 30.38667°N 84.79806°W / 30.38667; -84.79806Coordinates: 30°23′12″N 84°47′53″W / 30.38667°N 84.79806°W / 30.38667; -84.79806
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyLiberty
Area
 • Total4.972 sq mi (12.88 km2)
 • Land4.972 sq mi (12.88 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
121 ft (37 m)
Population
 • Total650
 • Density130/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)850
GNIS feature ID284329[2]

Hosford is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Liberty County, Florida, United States.[2] Its population was 650 as of the 2010 census.[1] It is located at the junction of State Road 20 and State Road 65. Hosford has a post office with ZIP Code 32334.[3] It has one school, Hosford Elementary School and Jr. High School, and a public library, Jimmy Weaver Memorial Public Library. Hosford is the site of a Georgia-Pacific mill.

History[edit]

Hosford, Florida was originally known as Coe's Mill.[4] It was founded in 1859 and was named for the Coe family[5]. One member of the Coe family, Katherine, married Robert Flournoy Hosford. While Robert Flournoy Hosford worked in the Florida state senate, he helped to convince the railroad to come to Liberty County[6]. In honor of his work in bringing the railroad to Liberty County, the town of Coe's Mill was changed to the town of Hosford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Florida". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Hosford". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ Handbook of Florida by Charles Ledyard Norton, 1892, page 56
  5. ^ http://www.fnai.fsu.edu/ARROW/almanac/history/history_liberty.cfm
  6. ^ https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/142782