Cotton Plant Grubbin’? This ride draws its name from the Armed Occupation Act during the 1840’s, a draw to the early pioneers settling in Marion County (home to Ocala Florida).
Joseph Pottle Barco came to Florida from Georiga in 1848. He eventually settled in a community that was named Cotton Plant as a result of farming and cotton growing.
The route passed through several communities including York, Leroy, and Lake Tropicana. Road surfaces included pavement, chipseal, lime rock, dirt roads, and grass roads.
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