The founding of Live Oak dates back to shortly before the Civil War. Established in 1858, Live Oak was located at a junction between two strategically important railways: one operating between Jacksonville and Tallahassee, and another running south from Dupont, Georgia. The numerous live oak trees in the area likely inspired the naming of the town. Live Oak is the county seat of Suwannee County Florida and is located east of Tallahassee Florida. Population about 7,000.
Post card showing “Howard Steet Live Oak, Fla.”
First National Bank of Live Oak was issued a charter on December 19, 1901 after an organization date of only nine days prior. Cary A. Hardee served as President of the First National from 1907 to 1926, during this time he also served as Governor of the state of Florida from 1921 to 1925.
Cary Augustus Hardee – Florida Governors
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- 18__ Fernandina $3 Obsolete Note
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