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. A commercial Spanish moss factory was in the area.
- "General Acts and Resolutions Adopted by the Legislature of Florida". Office of the Floridian and Journal. July 23, 1879 – via Google Books.
- 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.
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