From 'Desolation Florida' ... "There's not much to the town of Mayo, Florida. It's the county seat of Lafayette County, and has a population of around 1300. It's located along highway 27, which connects High Springs (where I live) to towns further to the west. I've certainly driven through Mayo quite a few times as an adult, although I've only stopped once - and that was in order to take pictures for this blog. Modern day Mayo consists of a decaying old downtown, paralleling highway 27."
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We found Mayo to a be small hometown town, with folks that will spend time and talk with you, but not much to see in the town. We were interested in historical (100+ year old buildings) and to capture the House of Seven Gables (torn down). However, read the history here. Below are several photos to capture the area. Lots of renovation ongoing - we will drive through again. The small town of Mayo did temporarily changed its name to Miracle Whip as an advertising stunt).
A mildly disappointing side trip. But all was not lost, we found the historic La Chateau de Lafayette, built in 1883 and served as a courthouse, private home, apartment, and a wonderful B&B today.
- The historic La Chateau de Lafayette
- Town buildings
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayo,_Florida
Mayo ... www.naturalnorthflorida.com/mayo/