Trying to identify a Florida town with Confederate flag

William

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When I was driving home to Toronto from Deerfield Beach, FL earlier this month I saw a rather large Confederate Flag on the east side of I-75 somewhere in Northern Florida. There appeared to be some sort of memorial below it, but I don't even recall the town it was in only that it was rather close to the Georgia border. Does anybody know the flag of which I am speaking so I could look up what the memorial was for. Thanks.
 

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AndyHall

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Possibly the big one outside of Tampa, near I-75 and I-4, although that's not near the Georgia border.
 

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It isn't that one because we came from the east coast taking the turnpike to I-75 in Ocala. It was definitely north of there and possibly closer to I-10. There's really one in Tampa? I didn't think you'd find one that far south (sounds weird, doesn't it?)
 

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It isn't that one because we came from the east coast taking the turnpike to I-75 in Ocala. It was definitely north of there and possibly closer to I-10. There's really one in Tampa? I didn't think you'd find one that far south (sounds weird, doesn't it?)
Sorry, try White Springs:

http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc19536.php

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Yeah there's huge one in Tampa. Always in the news, as you might figure.
 

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Sorry, try White Springs:

http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc19536.php

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That's the one, many thanks!

This monument was erected in 2002 by the Florida Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The battle flag flying over this monument is very prominent, and the monument itself is very unsual in that it is a listing of, it seems, of ancestors of the sponsors. It consistes of five upright granite monoliths (two paired monloiths on either side of a central dedication monolith), and a granite obelisk. These contain the names of literally hundreds of names of Confederate soldiers who are apparently the ancestors of Florida SCV members--they are from all branches of service and all states.
http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org/civilwar/monuments/white-springs

I imagine the Tampa flag is in the news, although the same site it lists this in Miami:

http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org/civilwar/monuments/miami/our-heroes-old-miami-cemetery/
 

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What I find astonishing about this, is.

You drove from Florida to Toronto ?????

Where I am, that's like half the length of the World.
 

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What I find astonishing about this, is.

You drove from Florida to Toronto ?????

Where I am, that's like half the length of the World.
It's not uncommon for people to drive back and forth, and I wasn't doing it solo. It takes about two long 12-hours days to do so factoring in pit stops. On the way down we left Toronto at 5:40 am and made it to Rock Hill, South Carolina by about 8:00 pm. We may have arrived earlier except that we stopped in a town in West Virginia for lunch and the traffic there was pretty bad, which meant we wasted perhaps a 1/2 hour there longer than we wanted to. WV is also a long state to drive through. The next day leaving at about 7:00 am we arrived in Deerfield Beach (which is just N of Ft. Lauderdale) at about 5:00 pm. On the way back leaving at about 7:00 am we made it to Cleveland, Tennessee by 7:30 pm-8:00 pm and drove to Toronto the next day arriving 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.
 

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The state flag for Florida is a Confederate battle flag with a few changes. St. Andrew's cross on a field of white with the cross in orange and the state seal in the middle. as long as it isn't totally obvious...:sneaky:
 

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The current design of Florida's state flag was adopted in 1900. In that year, Florida voters ratified a constitutional amendment based on an 1899 joint resolution of the state legislature to add diagonal red bars, in the form of a St. Andrew's cross, to the flag.
Between 1868 and 1900, Florida's state flag consisted of a white field with the state seal in the center. During the late 1890s, Governor Francis P. Fleming suggested that a red cross be added, so that the banner did not appear to be a white flag of truce or surrender when hanging still on a flagpole.
In the rewriting of the Constitution in 1968, the dimensions were dropped and became statutory language. The flag is described in these words: "The seal of the state, of diameter one half the hoist, in the center of a white ground. Red bars in width one fifth the hoist extending from each corner toward the center, to the outer rim of the seal." - Florida Department of State
 

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Sorry, try White Springs:

http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc19536.php

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Yeah there's huge one in Tampa. Always in the news, as you might figure.
The flag shown here is the Third National flag not the Battle Flag.

"I salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence
and undying devotion to the Cause for which it stands."

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Salute
to the Confederate Flag
 


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