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Special Down Payment Assitance Program. 1st Time & Repeat Buyers. Wow! must see this newly remodeled home that still retains its old south character in the Heart of Baldwin. Walls were removed floor plan opened. New Master Bedroom & Bath created. Home features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Spacious floor plan with large living room, formal dining room. Family room or Office. Laundry room by rear porch. New Kitchen,Tankless water heater, New Roof, HVAC, Laminate flooring and more. Bonus rooms. Detached Workshop. Hardee board siding and more.Spacious corner-lot backyard for your relaxation or recreation. Utility Buildings. You do not want to miss this one. Small town charm that is close to US-90, US-301 and I-10, St. Marys River and Preserves. 3 Community Parks. Rail to Trail Hiking Trail.Before preparing the offer, be aware that lenders are now dictating how buyers names should appear on the contract. Please confirm with the lender the way the name(s) should appear and make your offer accordingly, both on the contract. --------------- History of Baldwin Nearly four centuries ago, the Spaniards built a road from coast to coast across the Northern part of Florida by the year 1835 a frontier stagecoach line crossed what was later to become the "Old Spanish Trail" at the point we now call Baldwin. It was at the crossroads that a man named Thigpen opened a tavern for the benefit of the stage line. Mr. Thigpen supplied fresh horses for the stage and for its passengers he supplied food and shelter. So, no later than 1846, Baldwin was known as "Thigpen." By the early 1850's, the country felt a pressing need for railroads; by 1860 such a cherished dream had become a reality. The first railroad from Thigpen was built in 1857 with a second crossing it, in 1859, to and from another junction in Thigpen. After a rash of Thigpen jokes, far-sighted city fathers anticipated the old name running into trouble; so in 1860 townfolk remedied the situation by naming the settlement in honor of Dr. A.S. Baldwin, a former member of the Florida Legislature, who aided in bringing the first railroad tracks into the area. In 1859 the first telegraph line was built from Jacksonville to Baldwin where it connected with the line from the North. Accordingto the 1860 census the general occupations were farming and logging. Some citizens were registered as laborers, one a gentleman, one light ship tender, one teamster and one seamstress. Baldwin was of great importance to the Federal Government near the end of the war Between the States. The legislature in 1862 passed a law allowing the circut court of Duval County to be held here for the reason that the county seat was in the hands of the Union forces. Supplies and equipment belonging to the confederacy were stored and shipped in Baldwin until August 15, 1864. At that time all of the town was burned to the ground by the Union soldiers. Only one month before, the troops had entered the city to destroy communication and transportation. Virtually the fallen South lay prostrated at the victors feet. Baldwin bore its share of sorrow and misfortune. During the period from 1865 to 1875 the area began to rebuild and finally all of the war damage was repaired. In 1885, there were two churches,(Baptist & Methodist) several stores, a telegraph, an express and a post office. At that time Baldwin had a population of 250 residents. After many years of pulling itself, by its own bootstraps, a new and better Baldwin had arisen from the ashes of old. The town was incorporated by the act of Legislature and approved by Governor Park Trammel, May 22, 1913. The boundry lines of the town covered 11 sq miles. This act provided for a Mayor, 5 Councilmen, a Clerk who could also be treasurer and a Marshall who was also the tax collector. Baldwin has its own Grocery Store, Town hall and City government. =========================================== Baldwin has 3 Community Parks. ------------------------------- Maxville Athletic Association Park -------------------------------------- It's a cute little park in a very quite neighborhood in Maxville. The playground is covered with shredded tires, which make for a softer landing when the kiddos fall or jump from a swing. The basketball courts have lights that you don't have to pay for after dark. The baseball fields are well kept. There is a concession stand that I assume is open during ballgames. There is a covered patio with picnic tables for you to enjoy a picnic lunch. The bathrooms are always open and clean for the most. Larry M. Carroll Memorial Park ------------------------------- Larry M. Carroll Memorial Park is a great little versatile park which also includes a skate park, playground, and is on one end of the historic Jacksonville-Baldwin Hiking Trail where the railroad used to run. There are a 2 covered areas and 6 tables for holding parties or just picnicking on the premises. It's right by a community center, as well if you'd like to hold your party or celebration indoors. Baldwin Skate Park ------------------- Skate Park adjacent to Larry M. Carroll Memorial Park.
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