Alafia

 

Alafia began as a Fort Alafia army stockade in 1849. It is one of Hillsboro County’s eariest settlements, dating back to at last 1842 when Antoine Wordehoff, a Prussian immigrant, homesteaded in the area. The military established Fort Alafia as a stockade and supply depot for troops in 1849 to monitor Seminole Indians. After the Civil War started Wordhehoff stayed in the area and began issuing scrip for his general store, he became Alafia’s first postmaster on September 4, 1855.¬† The post office was discontinued in 1920.

 Antoine Wordhoff (August 1862)

1862 10 Cent Note Harley L. Freeman Collection

1862 10 Cent Note
Harley L. Freeman Collection

1862 10 Cent Note  Unlisted Train Design

1862 10 Cent Note
Train Design

1862 25 Cent Note

1862 25 Cent Note

1862 25 Cent Note  Gunboat Design Open Type

1862 25 Cent Note
Gunboat Design Open Type

1862 25 Cent Note Horse & Wagon, Harley L. Freeman Collection

1862 25 Cent Note Horse & Wagon, Harley L. Freeman Collection

1862 25 Cent Note

1862 25 Cent Note

1862 50 Cent Note

1862 50 Cent Note

 

 

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