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Bealsville FL 


Bealsville is a historic African American community located in southeastern Hillsborough County, Florida, near the city of Plant City. It was founded in 1868 by freed slaves after the Civil War and is one of the oldest African American communities in Florida.


Named after Alfred Beal, a freed slave who was one of the original settlers, Bealsville has a rich history deeply rooted in agriculture. The community was established on land purchased by Beal and other former slaves, and they began farming and cultivating the land. Over time, Bealsville became known for its successful farming practices, particularly in the production of strawberries, citrus, and vegetables.


Despite facing challenges such as segregation and economic disparities, Bealsville thrived as a self-sustaining community. It had its own churches, schools, and social organizations, which played integral roles in the community's development and cohesion.


Today, Bealsville retains its historic character and significance. The community continues to be predominantly African American and maintains its strong ties to agriculture. Efforts have been made to preserve Bealsville's heritage, including the restoration of historical landmarks and the documentation of its history.


Bealsville serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination of its founders and residents, who built a thriving community from the legacy of slavery and segregation. It stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of African American heritage in Florida.

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