Homesteading

A family would come to settle in St. Andrew. They would write letters to family and friends to tell of the good land, fishing, and timber. Their friends would then move here and thus a community would form.

These were religious families so, of course, a church was built first. School was held in the church until a school could be built. Soon a general store, post office, fish houses, turpentine stills and sawmills were built.

People built mostly along the water as that was the main means of transportation. There were no bridges and if you needed to see a doctor you would have to go by boat to Pensacola. Mail also came by boat along with other shipping goods.


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