Introduction to Starke, Florida
Before 1850, this area was largely underdeveloped. The introduction of railways and roadways in the mid 1850s largely contributed to its development. The city was possibly named in honor of Madison Starke Perry, the Governor of Florida from 1857 to 1861.
Starke and nearby Attractions
- Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
- Olustee Battlefield State Monument
- Gold Head Branch State Park
- Museum of Science & History
Things To Do In Starke
The Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of American soldiers who gave their lives in the Second World War. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a popular local spot as well. Gold Head Branch State Park and Northeast Park are some of the local parks.
Jacksonville International Airport is nearby.
Starke Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Florida, Santa Fe Community College, the University of North Florida, Saint John’s River Community College and Florida Community College.