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Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida

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  • Brig. General Jesse J. Finley (CSA) (1812 - 1904)
    Finley, Jesse Johnson, senator, born in Wilson County, Tennessee, 18 November 1812. He was educated at Lebanon, Tennessee, and in 1836/7 was captain of a company of mounted volunteers from Tennessee th...
  • Hernando de Soto y Arias de Tinoco (c.1496 - 1542)
    Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the first Eur...
  • Fred Bear (1902 - 1988)
    Fred Bear (March 5, 1902 – April 27, 1988) was an American bow hunter, bow manufacturer, author, and television host. He was born in the town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Although he didn't start b...
  • Alice Carolyn Alford (1917 - 1990)

This project is for those that were born, lived and died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida.


The city is named for Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines.