FLOR500, Garden 262 John Bellamy, Plantation Owner, Road Builder (1776–1845) John Bellamy, a plantation owner near Tallahassee, won a bid to build a major east-west thoroughfare across Florida, known as the Bellamy Road. It ran from the St. Johns River near St. Augustine to the Ochlockonee River west of Tallahassee, through Alachua County. Previously, the only other major highway in Florida was the King’s Road, constructed by the British in 1763 to run from St. Augustine to Colerain, Georgia.
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John Bellamy, Plantation Owner, Road Builder

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John Bellamy, Plantation Owner, Road Builder 

(1776–1845)

John Bellamy, a plantation owner near Tallahassee, won a bid to build a major east-west thoroughfare across Florida, known as the Bellamy Road. It ran from the St. Johns River near St. Augustine to the Ochlockonee River west of Tallahassee, through Alachua County. Previously, the only other major highway in Florida was the King’s Road, constructed by the British in 1763 to run from St. Augustine to Colerain, Georgia. 





 




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