“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Oviedo in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)


Slavia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 31, 2016
1. Slavia Marker
Inscription. In 1911 some members of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, organized the Slavia Colony Company as an agency to help them establish a settlement in the area now traversed by Red Bug Lake Road, Mikler Road and State Road 426. Early in 1912 these recent immigrants from Slovakia moved here with the expectation of making homes for their children where there would be "less temptation of the world and the wickedness of the large city." Among the first settlers were the Dinda, Duda, Jakubcin, Lukas and Mikler families. Their first church building stood in what is now the cemetery off Chapman Road. Finding the land unsuited for citrus cultivation, they turned to celery farming. St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School and the Lutheran Haven Retirement Center are evidence of their success in establishing a religious haven in Florida. Many descendants of the original settlers still reside in the area.
Erected by Seminole County Historical Commission.
Location. 28° 38.772′ N, 81° 13.835′ W. Marker is near Oviedo, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker can be reached from Florida Route 426 0.1 miles south of Slavia Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is near front door of the
Slavia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 31, 2016
2. Slavia Marker
Location near front door of church
St. Luke's Lutheran Church sanctuary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2021 W State Rd 426, Oviedo FL 32765, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jamestown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oviedo (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gabriella (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lake Jesup (approx. 4.3 miles away); Wagner (approx. 4.9 miles away); Chuluota (approx. 6.5 miles away); Concord Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Folks Home (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oviedo.
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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