**DO NOT USE YOUR GPS TO NAVIGATE DIRECTLY TO ROOTERVILLE** We recommend that you navigate to Abilene Baptist Church in Melrose, then follow our directions listed below. The address for Abilene Baptist Church is 187 Putnam Loop Road Melrose, FL.
Coming from Jacksonville area:
Program your GPS for Keystone Heights. It is best to stay on 21 (Blanding Blvd) until the stop light in Keystone Heights (the intersection of 21 and State Rd 100) and turn left onto 100. This will keep you on paved roads. When you arrive in Keystone Heights, put the address for the church into your GPS. 187 Putnam Loop Rd, Melrose. Once you arrive at the church and you are looking at it, go right onto Bellamy Road. It is dirt. You will go 1/2 mile to Darwood St. on the left. Rooterville is 1/2 mile down Darwood St on the right. Our entrance gate has a banner on it and it has flowers around it. The gate is not locked, just chained. If there are 2 large white dogs at the gate, please honk until someone opens the gate for you. Otherwise come on in and you can park in the shade and by then, someone should welcome you.
From anywhere else:
State Road 100 and 26 is the major intersection that you want to get to from where ever you come from. The Howling Wolf bar is on that corner, everyone in the area knows it. The church is only 1 mile from this intersection and Rooterville is 1 mile from the church. Your GPS should bring you right to the church. At that point, you’re almost to Rooterville! One mile to go! At the church, go right onto Bellamy Road. It is dirt. You will go 1/2 mile to Darwood St on the left. Rooterville is 1/2 mi down Darwood St on the right. Our entrance gate has a banner on it and it has flowers around it. The gate is not locked, just chained. If there are 2 large white dogs at the gate, please honk until someone opens the gate for you. Otherwise come on in and you can park in the shade and by then, someone should welcome you. If you come from 26 (Gainesville area), PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL crossing over 100! Traffic from the east is flying at you from around a curve so look twice and use caution. We look forward to sharing our inspiring and beautiful sanctuary and all of our animal ambassadors with you! If you get lost, our number is 386-661-2287 but remember, we may not be in the house to answer! Please DO NOT drive down any sandy dirt roads that look unused. Our roads are well traveled and normally in good condition, hard-packed dirt with nice groves to drive in. We have signs up from Putnam Loop on, please watch for them.
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Address : 5579 Darwood Street
Melrose, Florida 32666