C. L. Crow


For some eight years there existed in Florida, less than thirty miles apart, two schools founded at approximately the same time and bearing similar names: the one, “East Florida State Seminary, located in Ocala and controlled by the State; the other, “East Florida Seminary”, established in Micanopy and, at least nominally, under the care of the Florida Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. This Conference, it may be said in passing, extended at the time from Key West to Albany and from the Atlantic to Apalachicola, thus covering all Middle and East Florida and that part of Georgia lying south of Fort Gaines, Albany and the Altamaha River. In spite of the vast area over which it had jurisdiction, it had, however, in February, 1845, only thirty-one ministers.