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Maitland in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Black Bear Trail

 
 
Black Bear Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 2, 2008
1. Black Bear Trail Marker
Inscription. The Black Bear Trail, so named because it ran through the natural habitat of the black bear, was organized by The Black Bear Trail, Inc., an association of officials of Chambers of Commerce, boards of trade and cities lying along the route of the new highway, whose objective was to provide a direct, safe route to historic and scenic sites from Canada to Florida. In April 1927, members of the Association marked the new route through Maitland through what is now Highway 17-92 by placing insignia showing a black bear painted on an orange oval background on both sides of telephone poles along the road. This road joined the Dixie Highway at Lake Lily and both names described this road from this point south. When completed, The Black Bear Trail ran from Quebec, Canada to St. Petersburg and Miami, Florida, and opened to travelers some of the most scenic areas in the country.

A Florida Heritage site sponsored by the City of Maitland and the Florida Department of State.
 
Erected 2004 by City of Maitland and Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-524.)
 
Location. 28° 37.255′ N, 81° 21.974′ W. Marker is in Maitland, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Lake Lily Drive, on the left
Facing southeast image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 2, 2008
2. Facing southeast
when traveling east. Click for map. Located on a footpath on the southwest edge of Lake Lily, just northeast of Lake Lily Drive in Maitland. Marker is in this post office area: Maitland FL 32751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carpentry Shop Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Waterhouse Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroading in Maitland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland (about 500 feet away); Lake Lily Drive (about 500 feet away); Church of the Good Shepherd (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moseley House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maitland.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRoads & Vehicles
 
Facing northwest, the yellow building is the Historical Center image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 2, 2008
3. Facing northwest, the yellow building is the Historical Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,858 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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