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Hawthorne

Alachua County

Year Founded: 1881

History

The city was incorporated on June 23, 1881 and named for James H. Hawthorne, the original owner of the townsite. The name of the post office is spelled without the final “e,” but the name of the community retains it. The city was incorporated on June 23, 1881.

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