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Bradford County, Florida
A Wonderful Place to Live
Chamber of Commerce.
When the area had grown enough to have a post office, the first postmaster appointed was George W. Cole, who was an early settler. Because of his appointment, he was given the opportunity to name the new town. According to "The Telegraph," the area newspaper, he named the town Starke for his fiancee.
Starke was once known as "a Friendly Little Town." This slogan appeared on the Chamber of Commerce sign as you entered the town.
Highway 301 runs right through the middle of town, making us a place for the Tourist to stop. That is, those who are on their way to Disney World or whatever vacationing spot one may be traveling through Florida for. We have many, many motels, restaurants, gas stations, Fast Food restaurants. We are located just south-west of Jacksonville, Fl. and just north-east of Gainesville, Fl. Both of these two towns have many places to visit.
Camp Blanding is located on our east side. It is one of the premiere training posts in the state. It has 75,000 acres of training area and nature preserve
Camp Blanding World War II Museum
Located at the main gate of Camp Blanding.
We have many lakes located in the area. There is lots of good fishing and hunting. Several National Forests are located all around us.
Starke is also home of E.I. Dupont, Inc., a mining company that dredges for minerals out of the ground to make paint and other chemicals. There are four other prison systems located with in the county limits of Starke.
Starke is also noted for having the "Sweetest strawberries this side of heaven", one can stop along side of 301 at many "Roadside Farm's" and buy lots of farm fresh vegetables.
Learn more about Starke at StarkeNet
More information about Starke, Florida
If you would like to know more about our town or move a business to our "Industrial Park", just contact Lex Green at the Bradford County Chamber of Commerce - 904-964-5278.
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Our local high school is known as the Starke High School Tornados