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Brandon in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brandon Homestead

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Brandon Homestead Marker
Inscription. In 1876 James H. Brandon, son of town founder John Brandon and wife Martha, built this large two-story frame home for his wife Johanna and their seven children. They loved entertaining guests in their Folk Victorian southern mansion.

In 1901 William and DocEstelle Brandon Varnedoe purchased the home. About 1912 Edward Linsley bought it and from 1946 to 1955 his daughter's family, the Walter Clayton's lived here. In 1960, with financial backing from John "Rudy" Williams, Dick Stowers' dream commenced when they purchased and converted it into a funeral home. "The facade and basic floor plan of the original L-shaped house has been preserved." This structure remains a central image for Brandon today.
 
Erected 1990 by Dedicated In Honor Of The Brandon Centennial, Donated By The Dick Stowers Family.
 
Location. 27° 56.239′ N, 82° 17.402′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located opposite Knights Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Brandon FL 33511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandon Family Cemetery
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By Mike Stroud, January 10, 2010
2. Brandon Homestead Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Limona (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gary (approx. 8.3 miles away); Temple Terraces Country Club Sutton Hall (approx. 8.9 miles away); Il Cimitero Dell’Unione Italiana (approx. 8.9 miles away); Ossuarium Memoriale (approx. 8.9 miles away); Sgt. Nick Matassini (approx. 9 miles away); Columbia Restaurant (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brandon.
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
Brandon Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 10, 2010
3. Brandon Homestead
 
 
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