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West Nassau Historical Society Celebrates the Past

Aug 13, 2018 02:00AM
The West Nassau Historical Society  is located inside the historic train depot at 45383 Dixie Avenue, in Callahan, and celebrating their 43rd year of caring about the future of our past! The all-volunteer organization is always looking for like-minded individuals and businesses who share their passion for preserving the rich and diverse history of Nassau County.

Their primary focus is on the western half of the county: from the banks of the tea-colored St. Marys River to Thomas Creek, from the towns of Bryceville, Boulougne, Callahan, and Hilliard to the ghost towns of Italia, Dyal, Crawford, and Gross and the vast timberlands that lay in between. The historical society's theme is aimed at the history of the railroad which opened up the interior of Nassau County and much of the rest of the wilderness of the south and west. David Yulee's Florida Railroad began at new Fernandina, was finished through central Nassau County by mid-1856 and completed to Cedar Key by 1861.

For more information about their museum and upcoming activities and events, visit their web site at www.wnhstl.org.