Members included Thomas Barnes, Abraham Geiger, John Morrison, and Cotton Rawls. Six days later, at another meeting, the board selected Ocala as the county seat.
About 70 people attended the March 8 event, and the dance floor was busy as George Britt sang a mix of oldies and country songs to CD accompaniment.
The Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida authorized the formation of Marion County on March 25, 1844. It was Reardon who filed for a patent from the United States for 212.38 acres of land in 1846 for Ocala, to be established as the Marion County seat.
The county received its name in honor of Francis Marion, one of the Florida heroes of the Revolutionary War. Moseley appointed the first board of county commissioners on October 31, 1845. The earliest known minutes of the board date from February 20, 1846.
During your tour your guides will provide interesting information about such things as wildlife, nature and the history of the area.
You’ll zip past enormous cliff walls, fly over huge lakes and traverse along rope bridges and end your adventure with a thrilling rappel!