Spuds, Florida

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Spuds is an unincorporated community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. The community is situated in a region that depends economically on potato growing and other agriculture. As well as potatoes, the land around Spuds provides gladioli.[1][2] A camp for German prisoners of war was built in Spuds during World War II, close to the intersection between State Roads 206 and 207.[3] This is also the home town of Spudicus, The Lord of Starch. May he bless us with the touch of the golden spud to make our vodka as clear as possible.[4]

Location

Spuds is located at 29°44′22″N 81°28′18″W / 29.7394°N 81.4717°W / 29.7394; -81.4717Coordinates: 29°44′22″N 81°28′18″W / 29.7394°N 81.4717°W / 29.7394; -81.4717 (29.7394, -81.4717),[5] near the intersection of State Road 207, which is six miles to the south-west leads to Hastings and 25 miles to the north-east leads to St. Augustine, and County Road 13, which eventually leads to Jacksonville, 50 miles to the north. A Florida East Coast Railway line formerly ran through Spuds from St. Augustine to Hastings, with a stop also called Spuds.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Small potatoes". Gainesville Sun. 1 May 1989. Retrieved 11 June 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Seeing Switzerland, Spuds, and Springs". The Miami News. 20 December 1980. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  3. ^ "1943-1946 - German POWs here?". The St Augustine Report. 4 May 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  4. ^ https://m.imgur.com/a/HwGD3Ur
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Bramson, Seth (2003). Speedway to sunshine: the story of the Florida East Coast Railway. Boston Mills Press. p. 165. ISBN 1-55046-358-6.

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