Windsor, Alachua County, Florida facts for kids

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Location of Windsor, Florida
Windsor Road
The single main road in Windsor

Windsor is an unincorporated community in Alachua County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 256.

Geography

Windsor is located at 29°38′47″N 82°11′11″W / 29.64639°N 82.18639°W / 29.64639; -82.18639Coordinates: 29°38′47″N 82°11′11″W / 29.64639°N 82.18639°W / 29.64639; -82.18639 (29.64639, -82.18639).

History

Windsor was named by English cotton planters who settled the town in 1846. New residents from both northern and southern states were attracted by the development of citrus culture in the area. By the end of Reconstruction, Windsor was prospering, and in 1884 a post office was established. In the 1890s the town boasted a doctor, three stores, a real estate office, a grist mill, two sawmills, and factories producing boxes, cedar baskets and fertilizer. Severe freezes in 1884, 1895, and 1899 devastated the orange groves and as a result Windsor's population declined. The post office closed in 1936.

Events

Windsor is known for its annual Zucchini Festival in May.


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