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Bell

Gilchrist County

Year Founded: 1903

History

Bell ‘s name was selected by means of a beauty contest in which the winner’s name was to be given to the new station and post office. The one who received the most votes for queen was Bell Fletcher, the daughter of Daniel E. Fletcher, a native of Florida and a successful farmer of Alachua County. Bell later married G.W. Everett and lived in the community until her death in 1919.

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