Banana, Florida



Contributed by Jimmy, Larry, and Cathy Price

Drawn by Jimmy and Larry Price of Melrose, this map depicts the Melrose area when it was known as Banana. Locations of several homesteads are included. Mill drawing is by Timothy Morris.

An enlarged version of the map is available for viewing. Please be patient while downloading, as it is a large file.

Key to homesteads:

  • L. Price Sr -- Laban Price (b. 1825, d. 1876)
  • W Price -- William Price
  • L. Price Jr -- Laban Price
  • M. Price -- Murchison Price
  • N. Price -- Nathan Price
  • J. Price (1883) -- John Price
  • E. Perry -- Emery B. Perry
  • J. Price (at bottom of map) -- Jimmy Price
  • Laban and Sarah Price came to Putnam County from Marion County, SC in the late 1850's or early 1860's. They had nine children, including William, Laban, Murchison, Nathan, and John. Their daughter, Susie J. Price, married Emery B. Perry. Jimmy Price is a decendent of Laban and Sarah.

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    This page last updated on Monday, 10-Sep-2018 10:55:41 MDT

    Thanks to Bob Franks for the county graphics. Photos of the county courthouse, the Putnam House Hotel and Benjamin Putnam courtesy of the Florida Photographic Collection.