We drove 40 miles to nearby Micanopy this morning and discovered an old small southern town that is full of charm, cats and antique shops.
Thirty eight buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Herlong Mansion, ca 1845, and now a bed & breakfast.
Alley ways and streets are tree-lined and shaded.
This 1930s truck has become part of the landscape.
The oldest house in town.
Signs that are as good as folk art.
Where we had lunch and petted the resident cat.
Another neat old mansion.
The town was inhabited by settlers in the 1830s and incorporated in 1889 with 600 inhabitants with schools, churches, hotels, stores, a grist mill and a cotton mill. Today the sleepy town has grown to a population of 650.
Hollywood has recognized its unique appeal, filming four major pictures here: Doc Holliday, Cross Creek, Miracle at Clemon’s Pond and The Yearling.
What a unique and charming town.