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Osteen in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Community Builders

 
 
Community Builders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 21, 2014
1. Community Builders Marker
Inscription. The pioneer families of this cemetery put down roots on the Florida frontier—a place considered "desolate" at the time. In the 1850s, George and Adeline Sauls settled two miles west of here on a stage road. They constructed a large log home and raised ten children; farmed and kept livestock; served travelers; and joined Osteens, Carpenters, and other neighbors in the Saulsville community to organize a church, hire a school teacher, and society. In 1884, Sauls family members donated this burial ground, along with an African-American graveyard to the west.

When his long life had passed, George Sauls was remembered as "a leading spirit" in his special section of Volusia County
 
Erected 2006 by Volusia County Council.
 
Location. 28° 53.492′ N, 81° 9.356′ W. Marker is in Osteen, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on Osteen Cemetery Road 0.6 miles north of Trade Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deltona FL 32738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida United Methodist Children's Home (approx. 6.9 miles away); George C. Means Memorial Bridge
Community Builders Marker with Osteen Cemetery in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 21, 2014
2. Community Builders Marker with Osteen Cemetery in background
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Site of Fort Mellon (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Mellon and Mellonville (approx. 8.1 miles away); Georgetown and Goldsboro (approx. 8.1 miles away); Early Hospitals in Sanford (approx. 8.2 miles away); Hotel Forrest Lake (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sanford's First Residents (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 13 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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