Armstrong, Florida is located off route 207 in St. John’s County, Florida. It too is home to the West African population named Gullah Geechee.
It was the West African descendants who settled this community in 1886 after the Civil War and is part of General Sherman’s Special Field Order number 15, which confiscated 400,000 acres for the newly freed slaves and gave them 40 acres.
Today, Armstrong is part of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and includes 3 cycling trails to include Rails to Trails, Sea Island Loop and East Coast Greenways (ECG).
The ECG runs from Key West, Florida to Calasis, MA approximately 3,000 miles and overlaps the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, which extends from St. Johns County to Pender County, North Carolina.
This year the Spuds, Elkton and Armstrong (SEA) Community will celebrate its 4th Annual Rails to Trails Festival to highlight this rural, agricultural and cycling community.