Florida Railroad Cities - Starke

The City of Starke Florida was named in honor of
Madison Starke Perry
4th Governor of Florida, from 1857-1861.


Railroad Depot at Starke Florida early 1900's
Photo from Florida Photographic Collection

SCL 5110 and steel caboose at Starke Florida ~1983

South of Starke, the Georgia Southern & Florida RR crossed US 301.
The line Ran from Macon & Valdosta Georgia to Palatka Florida.
Palatka is East of this location and Lake City is West of this location on US 301.
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Where the Georgia Southern & Florida RR crossed US 301, a large sawmill operated.
There has always been some form of sawmill operating here over the years.
Present day is no exception as the All Cypress mill is being operated by Doug Cribbs.

The big sharp blade still whines as it rips freshly felled cypress trees from the area.

Cypress lumber is still used where rustic appearance and weather resistant wood is required.

Video Mpg File #1 (335 KB) Sawmill at Starke Florida 2005 No sound.

Video Mpg File #2 (335 KB) Sawmill at Starke Florida 2005 No sound

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