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George W. Moody — 11 Comments

  1. Great story Jeff. You accurately bring to life the people and the times of the old days. Growing up in South Dade in the 50’s and 60’s I was intrigued by the old buildings, houses and names associated with them. I was curiously interested in “ancient history”. It’s interesting to note that the time differential between growing up and Pioneer Days is no different from my childhood and now. Great, I’m a living relic of “ancient history”. Nothing seems all that long ago when one looks at it that way.

  2. Very informative article Jeff. Adding the visuals was very helpful. I wonder where would Naranja be now? Was it an incorporated city?

    • Naranja was never an incorporated town or city. It is now the area along U.S. 1 from about S.W. 272 St. north to S.W. 264 St.

  3. Thanks for sharing this info! I.A. Moody, Jr. was my great-great grandfather. It is nice being able to learn more about the family!

    • You are welcome, Cambry. It was quite an adventure, trying to keep the I. A. Moody names and their descendants straight. I should probably use a genealogical program going forward!

  4. How remarkable how the Moodys of Appling County, Georgia, had in all of Florida’s development over 100 years ago. George W. was my great-great grandfather. Thank you, Jeff, for such a wonderful article.

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