||This is a photo of the first Alachua County Courthouse built in the City of Gainesville. Below is a transcript of the County Commission Meeting where Gainesville was officially named and declared the county seat. The Commission also decides to advertise for proposals for building the new Courthouse at Gainesville.|
Commission Minutes Book 1
Commissioners Court E'st Fla
It is further ordered that the sale of the Lots at said County Site take place on the first day of October next and that the Judge of Probate give Notice of said sale in as many newspapers as he may think necessary and also by the circulation of hand bills. Terms of the sale to be One half cash, the other half on a credit of six and twelve months with interest from date, purchaser to give notes with approved security
Ordered That the Judge of probate and the Board of County Commissioners attend at said sale and that the Comm'rs present are hereby notified to attend, and that the Judge of Probate notify Wyatt C. Allen of this Order.
Ordered That the Judge of Probate be instructed to advertise immediately for proposals for the building of a Court House at said County Site. Said Court House to be on the plan and of the same materials as the Court House in Ocala, Marion County, as nearly as possible said proposals to be received on the 10th day of October next On which the Comm'rs present are hereby notified to attend at this place. And the Judge of Probate is to notify Wyatt C. Allen to attend on that day.
Ordered That the advertisement be published in as many newspapers as the Judge of Probate may think necessary. And also by the circulation of hand bills.
Ordered That John B. Standly, James Hague and Matthew Chesher be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to examine and ascertain the most suitable route for a road to lead from Newnansville to Gainesville, and that they report to the next meeting of the Board.
Ordered That the Judge of Probate, Wm J. Turner and Wm H. Brooks be paid by the County Treasurer, the sum of four dollars each for their attendance on yesterday and to day, that the County Treasurer pay John B. Standley two dollars for his attendance today. That Charles L. Wilson be paid two dollars for his attendance on the Board this day.
Ordered That the Board Stand adjourned until the 10th day of