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Four new historical markers debuted in Frenchtown
Posted at 12:38 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 00:38:31-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As one of the oldest African-American communities in the state, there is a little piece of history on just about every corner in Frenchtown.

Now, the town's walking trail is helping bring that history to light with four new plaques.

The thirteen markers explain life in Frenchtown, dating back to the eighteen-seventies.

The plaques describe the buildings and people that lived there.
Local historian Althemese Barnes says these markers are beneficial to everybody.

"It is important for not only adults, but children to know that when you walk by the renaissance building, when you walk down these streets, you see some resemblance of the pas." Said Barnes.

Each marker costs about 18-thousand dollars to make. They were paid for with grants from the Knight Foundation and the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency.