Spuds, Florida

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Spuds is an unincorporated community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. The name is appropriate, as it lies 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 WWII, close to the intersection between State Roads 206 and 207.[3]

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).[4] It is located near the intersection of State Road 207, which 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 used to run through Spuds from St. Augustine to Hastings, with a stop also called Spuds.[5]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ 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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