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Dundee in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Railroad in Dundee History

 
 
The Railroad in Dundee History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
1. The Railroad in Dundee History Marker
Inscription. The Dundee Passenger Depot, built ca. 1912, was the first depot on the Haines City to Sebring Line of The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Most of Dundee’s early growth can be attributed to the railroad. With the advent of the railroad, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Highland Development Company brought settlers down from the Midwest, refunding their fares when they purchased land. Dundee and the railroad both prospered. Hotels and rooming houses were built to house the prospective buyers and others who came just seeking a spot in the Florida sun. The station was segregated from 1912 to 1954. Although passenger service was discontinued in ca. 1954 the depot continued to handle freight until c. 1975 when the line was discontinued. The depot was then moved to its present position and renovated into a museum commemorating the role the railroad played in the development of the town of Dundee.
 
Erected 2001 by The Dundee Depot Restoration Committee and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-458.)
 
Location. 28° 1.334′ N, 81° 37.318′ W. Marker is in Dundee, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street
The Railroad in Dundee History Depot image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
2. The Railroad in Dundee History Depot
Marker is just out of the picture on the right along Main Street. View looking west.
. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 West Main Street, Dundee FL 33838, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Chipco (approx. 1.8 miles away); 600 E. Hinson Avenue (approx. 5.9 miles away); Florence Villa Training School (approx. 5.9 miles away); 19 N. Sixth Street (approx. 5.9 miles away); Consolidated Arcade (approx. 5.9 miles away); Haines City Masonic Lodge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wray Building (approx. 5.9 miles away); Polk Arcade (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 2 times this year. 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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