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Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Redland District

 
 
Redland District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
1. Redland District Marker
Inscription. The Redland District, named for the color of its soil, was settled in the early 1900s. Dan Roberts, Claude Jenkins and George Kosel were the first pioneers to file homestead claims in Redland. The pioneer community was concentrated along Redland Road. By 1912, early settlers had built several churches, a school, a small store and the Pioneer Guild Hall. The Redland Fruit and Spice Park is one of the oldest and unique parks in the county system. It displays a large variety of exotic fruit bearing trees. The Merritt Residence, located at 24890 Redland Road, was built in 1930. The Merritts restored the house after Hurricane Andrew and won the 1994 Florida Trust Award for Preservation.
 
Erected by Redland Centennial.
 
Location. 25° 28.174′ N, 80° 28.546′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Mowry Drive and South Flagler Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the parking lot at the rear of the Redland Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 S Flagler Ave, Homestead FL 33030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hotel Redland (within shouting distance of this marker);
Redland District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 26, 2014
2. Redland District Marker
Landmark Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Seminole Theater (about 600 feet away); Historic Town Hall (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homestead.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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