First Territorial Survey of Clay County

Improvements are noted on each survey, along with the section numbers where you can find them. Click on underlined areas to see the survey.

How many houses were there? The survey shows 17 houses, although there were probably more, especially near Garey's Ferry, Whitesville and in areas where fields and patchworks of roads (trails, really) are shown. In particular, Gabiel Priest's house is not shown; we know it exists because it is used as the 1826 election precinct. Other houses likely to exist are in Middleburg area: Tyner, T. Hagin, M. Hagin, and Branning. 6 fields are shown unattached to houses, so those may have had structures. The post office at Whitesville (1828) is known to exist, probably in Samuel Garey's house since he was postmaster. About 25 other surnames not shown here, are found in the Gold Mine of Names. In total, about 50 houses could have existed.

The cemeteries at Brannings (T5-R24, before 1810), Ft. Heileman (T5-R25, c1830), Hibernia (5-26, in1821), and Old Hickory Grove (6-26, before 1826) are not shown, but had already been established.

Buddington bought Jonathan R. Wilson's store and lot on "Virginia Bluff" in 1832. [Parade of Memories, pg 35.]

Place names not referred to, but known to exist on other maps by this time incude: Fleming Island (1823), Feuger's Fort (which nothing is known about except it appears on an 1829 map at the location of the later Ft. Heilman arsenal), Hagin's Ferry (camp 1-2 miles south on South Prong), Branum's Ferry, Mrs. Monroes (on Alchua Trail, burned 1836).

Roads shown on other maps of this time period include: St. Augustine-to-Pupo-to-Micanopy (1810), Bellamy Road (1824), Jacksonville-Alachua-Military Road (1826), Jacksonville-Tallahasee (1829).

 

Township Rows and Range Columns

 

Range

23

Range

24

Range

25

Range

26

Range

27

Township

4

 

 

Survey (1833)

30 - Alachua - St. Mary's Road

31 - road fragment

(present day

JENNINGS FOREST)

Survey (1833)

 

no improvements

 

 

DOCTORS LAKE SW

Survey (1833)

5 to 31 - NS road

34 - SE Rd; house

36 - SE Rd; house

37 - Kingsley

38 - Kingsley

39 - Kingsley

40 - Pengree

41 - Ferguson

42 - Oliveras

(present day ORANGE PARK)

DOCTORS LAKE, FLEMING ISLAND N

Survey (1848)

roads all along west side of Kinglsey tracts

40 - unnamed

41 - LAUREL GROVE Kingsley, road leading N out of area; McIntosh house; slave quarters?

42 - Kingsley showing McIntosh sugar works

43-45 - Pleym & Creighton grants overlapping

46 - Harvey

47 - can not locate

48 - Ferguson

49 - Kingsley

50 & 51- Hull

 

Township

5

 

 

Survey (1834)

30 & 31 - Alachua Rd

(present day

MIDDLEBURG)

Survey (1833)

2 - Tyner (80ac)

11 - Smith house

11 - 2 unreadable grants

14 - WHITESVILLE

22 - Dibie house &

field [This is probably a copy error on the map -- most likely is Charles Bisbee]

23 - T. Hagin

26 - M. Hagin

33 - road to thru Whitesville to Garey's Ferry

37 - Branning

 

 

 

FORKS OF BLACK CREEK

Survey (1848)

2 - house

3 - house & field

4 - house

4 & 5 - fence

6 - road N from Bl. Cr. Ferry

11 - Wood loading area to Bl. Cr.

15 - Fork of 2 roads, 1 E to river, 1 SW joining with another

19 - 2 EW trails

36 - road

37 - Brennan

38 - not found

39 - Levy

40 - Aredondo

41 - Ferguson

42 - Priest

43 - not found, but Priest & Branning

44 - Cavedo

45 - Brindley

MOUTH OF BLACK CREEK,

FLEMING ISLAND S, MAGNOLIA SPRINGS

Survey (1830s)

37 - Cashen

38 - Fleming - 2 houses, Fleming sugar mill

39 - Travers

40 - Harvey

41 - Harvey

42 - Ferguson

43 - Ferguson

44 - Fatio

45 - Arredondo

46 - Levy

 

Township

6

(present day

CAMP BLANDING)

KINGSLEY POND

Survey (1830)

30 - Fork of Alachua Road to N and Jacksonville Road to East

(present day

CAMP BLANDING)

 

Survey (1833)

4 - NS road to 19

(present day

PENNEY FARMS)

no survey found

 

(present day

GREEN COVE SPRINGS)

 

Survey 1 - 1831

37 - Travers

38 - Clarke (now Clinch) WHITE SPRING; house

39 - Clarke (now Clinch)

35 - Federal Road [Bellamy] to 25

Survey 2 - 1835

same improvements

 

Township

7

(present day

CAMP BLANDING)

Survey (1833)

no improvements

(present day

CAMP BLANDING)

Survey (1833)

no improvements

 

 

Suvey (1833)

13 - Bellamy Road to 33

 

 

Survey (1830s)

5 - Bellamy Road to 18

5 - Norton in SW corner

21 - Houghton; house

22 - Leo (perhaps); house

23 - Skyes; house

37 & 38 - Clarke

Survey 2 - (1833)

Survey (1848)

44 - Clarke

Township

8

(present day

KEYSTONE HTS)

Survey 1 (1833)

At least 8 roads shown

Survey 2 (1833)

At least 5 roads shown

 

 

 

 

Survey (1833)

6 -field

7 - house

8 - house; field

15 - house; field

22 - field

32 -field, Road to Putnam

patchwork of roads incl. Picolata Rd and Bellamy Rd

 

 

Survey (1833)

no improvements

   

Township

9

Survey (1833)

5 - field

37 - Levy (tiny fragment inside 33)