• Address And Driving Directions

  • 5579 Darwood Street
    Melrose, Florida 32666
    Phone: 386.661.2287
    Email: elaine@rooterville.org

    **Please be aware that GPS can occasionally be unreliable. We recommend you follow these directions or use a printed map to navigate.

    From Gainesville:

    Travel east on State Rd. 26 towards Melrose, Fl. Continue past the town of Melrose for 5 miles until you arrive at St. Rd. 100 in Putnam Hall. Travel straight through the intersection, being VERY CAREFUL of traffic coming from your right. At the next stop sign, turn right on Putnam Loop Road. Travel for 1 mile on Putnam Loop Rd and turn right on Bellamy Road (if you don’t turn onto Bellamy, you’ll be in a church parking lot). Continue on Bellamy road for ½ mile, then turn left on Darwood Street. Continue on Darwood for ½ mile until you arrive at Rooterville on the right side of the road. Bellamy and Darwood are dirt roads.

    From Jacksonville:

    Take exit 12 on Interstate 295 to FL Hwy 21 (Blanding Blvd.), traveling south for 26.5 miles. At County Road 315C, turn left and continue south for 5.2 miles. When you reach County Road 315, turn left and head south for 3.9 miles. Turn right on Old Bundy Lake Road (Ole McDonald’s closed hardware store with a red tin roof is on the corner). Follow the road and pass Blazing Star Road, keep following the road until you pass a small cemetery on your right. As you are coming up the hill, just past the cemetery, Darwood Street will be on your right. Turn right onto Darwood St. and go 1/2 mile until you arrive at Rooterville on the right side of the road.

    IF IT HAS BEEN RAINING:

    Stay on Blanding Blvd. (HWY 21) to Keystone Heights. At the stop light at 100, turn left and go approx. 8 miles to the caution light at the intersection of 26 & 100, there is a gas station and a biker bar at that intersection. There is a left turn lane to turn onto Putnam Loop Road. Turn left onto Putnam Loop Rd and at the stop sign, turn right onto Putnam Loop. Travel for 1 mile on Putnam Loop and turn right on Bellamy Road (if you don’t turn onto Bellamy, you’ll be in a church parking lot). Continue on Bellamy Road for ½ mile, then turn left on Darwood Street. Continue on Darwood for ½ mile until you arrive at Rooterville on the right side of the road. Bellamy and Darwood are dirt roads.