St. Johns County Dedicates New Bus Stop for Safety of Children in Historic Elwood Community

Late last month, St. Johns County dedicated a brand-new bus stop at 7001 Second St. for the children of the historic Elwood community, once the epicenter of the area’s turpentine production. Darrell Johnson, co-manager of the Elwood Historical Business Adventure, Inc., presided over the dedication, which also heard comments from District 4 Commissioner Krista Joseph and SJC Public Works Director Greg Caldwell.

“Safety, of course, is the number one thing for kids at a bus stop,” Commissioner Joseph said. “I think it’s great that our Public Works staff noticed the need and got it done.”

“It’s a great community,” Caldwell said. “This community came out and met with Public Works and county staff and identified some of their needs and wants. I think it’s going to be useful.”

Mary Ford-Garvin and Minister Lorraine Shaw also spoke at the dedication, praising the county’s cooperation with Elwood residents and blessing the bus stop, respectively. The Elwood Historical Business Adventure’s advisory team was also present.