Orange Heights, Florida

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Orange Heights is an unincorporated community in Alachua County, Florida, United States.[1] It is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 301 and Florida State Road 26.

History[edit]

Orange Heights was founded on the Peninsula Railroad (now CSX Transportation), which ran from Waldo to Ocala.

In 1891 Orange Heights had a population of more than 300 people. It had a school, a church, a hotel, three general stores, a cotton gin, a blacksmith, and a sawmill.[2]

In 2010–2011 an overpass was constructed carrying State Road 26 over U.S. 301 and the CSX tracks at Orange Heights.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange Heights". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ Braley, R. Olin (2004). The Killing of Harmon Murray. Gainesville, Florida: The Alachua Press. p. 101.
  3. ^ Swirko, Cindy (January 20, 2011). "New U.S. 301 overpass is speedier, with a few hitches". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

Coordinates: 29°43′11″N 82°08′21″W / 29.71972°N 82.13917°W / 29.71972; -82.13917