Two Egg, Florida - The latest book from local author and historian Dale Cox is now available for order.
The History of Jackson County, Florida: Volume One is the first book in an eventual three volume set and provides a wealth of never before published information on the history of Jackson County.
The book retails for $24.95 and can be ordered online by visiting www.jacksoncountyhistory.com. Proceeds will be donated to the Chipola Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, to help fund historic markers in Jackson County.
The book will also be available at Chipola River Book & Tea in downtown Marianna in about two weeks. If you have already placed an order for the book, your copy will ship next week.
Volume One of Cox's new series covers the years from 1674 to 1860 and includes details on Jackson County's Spanish missions, Native American reservations, early settlements, Florida's oldest Baptist Church (Campbellton), the Marianna vs. Webbville fight, the county's role in the American Revolution, the Calhoun County War of 1860, the story of Jackson County's "Rip Van Winkle," Bellamy Bridge and much more.
A native of the Two Egg area, Dale Cox is the author of a series of acclaimed books on Florida and Southern history. He is the son of Clinton and Pearl Cox and is also the father of two grown sons, William Cox of Jackson County and Alan Cox who is currently attending Troy University.
The book was written over a 15 year period and includes a wealth of research and information. According to the author, the book is different from previous histories of Jackson County. He told the Jackson County Times that, "I started writing this book many years ago because I felt there was so much about the heritage of Jackson County that was overlooked or not included in the two previous histories. I also felt that, as a native of the county, perhaps I could offer a perspective on local history that was not available to previous writers."
Cox said that he hopes the new book will serve as a strong addition to the written material available about the history of Jackson County. "Readers will find information in this volume that they will not find anywhere else," he said.
Volumes Two and Three of the set are expected to be released later this year and in early 2009.