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Arcadia in DeSoto County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

DeSoto County

 
 
DeSoto County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
1. DeSoto County Marker
Inscription. Named after the great Spanish conquistador and Florida explorer Hernando De Soto, the county was created out of Manatee County in 1887. The area's original inhabitants were Caloosa Indians. In early Florida history the region was the scene of numerous Indian battles. The county's 416,640 acres offer a diversified economy of citrus, cattle, agriculture and industry. Arcadia is the county seat.
 
Erected by Florida Board of Parks and Memorials. (Marker Number F-61.)
 
Location. 27° 12.903′ N, 81° 51.515′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Florida, in DeSoto County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street and Brevard Avenue (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east on East Oak Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the front lawn of the DeSoto County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia FL 34266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arcadia City Hall (approx. mile away); Owens Community School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Ogden (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of DeSoto County - DeSoto County Historical Society, Inc.
Wide view of the DeSoto County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
2. Wide view of the DeSoto County Marker
(Submitted on March 23, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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