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Midway

Gadsden County

Year Founded: 1986

History

There are two theories as to how Midway got its name. Theory one suggests that, since people living in Midway would have to travel to Tallahassee or Quincy to work, shop, bank and tend to other business and social matters, it was determined that to visit either town would be the same distance. Hence, people living here concluded that the community was “midway” between Tallahassee and Quincy. This is the most dominant theory. Theory two suggests that, during the early days when the train ran from Jacksonville to Pensacola, the railroad needed a midway drop-off and pick-up point for work crews going from point to point. The City of Midway was the designated area.

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