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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Starke is approximately 6,000 (2000), 5449 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,113 (1990), 2068 (2010).
The amount of land area in Starke is 17.244 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Starke to Washington DC is 688 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 137 miles. (as the crow flies)
Starke is positioned 29.94 degrees north of the equator and 82.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in north-central Florida, 42 miles from the Port of Jacksonville
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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a good history page for Starke.
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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.
Phone: 352-533-3196

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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Starke City Government

Starke is the County Seat for Bradford County.

Starke Chamber

North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce
202 S. Walnut St.
P.O. Box 576
Starke, Florida 32091
Phone: (904) 964-5278
Fax: (904) 964-2863

Starke Organizations

North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce
202 S. Walnut St.
P.O. Box 576
Starke, Florida 32091
Phone: (904) 964-5278
Fax: (904) 964-2863

Starke Libraries

Bradford County Public Library
105 East Jackson Street
Starke, Florida 32091-3396
Phone: (904) 964-6400
Fax: (904) 964-9463

Starke Schools

Schools in the area.

Our local high school is known as the Starke High School Tornados


Santa Fe Community College
Andrews Center
209 West Call St.
Starke, Florida 32091
Phone: 904-964-5382
Phone: 352-395-5850
Fax: 352-395-5851 Starke


The population of Starke was:
1857 - 200
1884 - 650
1990 - 5,226
2000 - 6,000

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