Tocoi, Florida

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1876 map showing Picolata and Tocoi along the St. johns River west.of St. Augustine

Tocoi is a former settlement along the St. Johns River in St. Johns County, Florida. John Westcott represented it in the Florida House of Representative in 1879.[1]

Tocoi was the site of a ferry landing and a local rail line to St. Augustine, Florida. The name is said to come from a Native American word for water lily. The Tocoi Creek in the area is a tributary of the St. Johns.[2] A commercial Spanish moss factory was in the area.[2]

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward's 1879 book Sealed Orders features Tocoi and its train station as a setting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Acts and Resolutions Adopted by the Legislature of Florida". Office of the Floridian and Journal. July 23, 1879 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b Belleville, Bill (September 1, 2001). River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 9780820323442 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Sealed Orders - Page 253

Coordinates: 29°50′42″N 81°33′28″W / 29.84500°N 81.55778°W / 29.84500; -81.55778