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Branford

Suwannee County

Year Founded: 1961

History

Henry B. Plant, the great Florida developer who was president of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad (known now as the Atlantic Coast Line), named this town after Branford, Connecticut, where he had formerly lived. The Connecticut town, it is said, was named by variation after the town of Brentford in England. The Spanish mission of Ajoica stood a few miles northeast of the present site of Branford.

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