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Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Odet Philippe
Born Lyon, France, 1787

Died at this Site 1869
 
Odet Phillipe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
1. Odet Phillipe Marker
 
Inscription.
As the first European
settler in Pinellas County
he established St. Helena
Plantation, now Philippe Park
Philippe was the first
to cultivate grapefruit
in Florida and introduced
cigar-making to Tampa
His descendants populated
this frontier. He was
said to be a doctor
and of noble birth.

 
Location. 28° 0.432′ N, 82° 40.7′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker can be reached from N. Bayshore Drive. Click for map. Near Safety Harbor Site Indian Mound. Marker is in this post office area: Safety Harbor FL 34695, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philippe Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Safety Harbor Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); Espiritu Santo Church (approx. half a mile away); Espiritu Santo Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); “The Baranoff Oak” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Endangered (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Public School (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Safety Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Philippe Park. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Odet Philippe Marker and gravesite Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
2. Odet Philippe Marker and gravesite
 

 
Additional keywords. Indian mound
 
Odet Philippe Marker up the hill from the road Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
3. Odet Philippe Marker up the hill from the road
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,200 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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