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Early Bird, Florida
Unincorporated community
The Alice Mine in Early Bird, 1910
The Alice Mine in Early Bird, 1910
Country United States
State Florida
County Marion
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 295250

Early Bird is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Florida, United States.

History

Early Bird was located along a now-abandoned 29 mi (47 km) branch of the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, constructed in 1891.

A phosphate mine was located in Early Bird, and other mines were located nearby.

Early Bird had a post office in 1893.

By 1915, the mine had been "long ago abandoned".

In 1920, the Melton Timber Company operated a logging railroad and mill in Early Bird.


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