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Inverness in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The George Carter House

 
 
The George Carter House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
1. The George Carter House Marker
Inscription. This house was built in 1903 for George Carter, Citrus County's third sheriff. The Carter House was the first house in Inverness to have a bathroom and was one of the first 13 buildings in Inverness to be “wired up” when electricity came to Citrus County in 1913. It is reported that the Governor suspended Sheriff Carter and launched an investigation of his alleged misconduct in not preventing the lynching of a black man who was accused of, but not tried for, the killing of a local man named Robert Russell. His removal caused an uproar among the citizens who felt the popular Sheriff had been unfairly treated. He was later reinstated by the Governor. Clinton D. Shultz, who successfully partnered with J.L. Connell in the agriculture and mining business, raised his family here. Mr. Shultz's daughter, fondly remembered as “Miss Virginia”, married long-time County Clerk of Courts, Francis “Cowboy” Williams. The Mitchell's later owned the house, offering room and board. The house was purchased and restored by George & Carol Derewenko and Joe & Linda Bega in 1986. At the time this plaque was dedicated, the building was occupied by the St. Petersburg Times.
Dedicated in 2003
City of Inverness and Rotary Club International

 
Erected
The George Carter House Marker (<i>wide view; marker mounted on wall between flags</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
2. The George Carter House Marker (wide view; marker mounted on wall between flags)
2003 by City of Inverness, Florida and Rotary Club International.
 
Location. 28° 50.147′ N, 82° 19.98′ W. Marker is in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Gulf to Lake Highway) (State Road 44) and South Seminole Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street (Gulf to Lake Highway). Touch for map. Marker is mounted directly on the subject building, at eye-level, just to the left of the main front entrance, facing West Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Main Street, Inverness FL 34450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Inverness Woman's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bank of Inverness (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. K. Kelly House (about 500 feet away); Citizens Bank (about 500 feet away); R. O. Hicks House (about 500 feet away); Inverness Masonic Temple (about 600 feet away); The Dime Store (about 600 feet away); Dickenson Grocery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque.
 
Regarding The George Carter House. Building is currently occupied by an Italian restaurant.
The George Carter House (<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
3. The George Carter House (northeast corner view)

 
Also see . . .  301 W Main St - Carter House. This link presents a photograph from the marker dedication ceremony in 2003. (Submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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The George Carter House (<i>northwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
4. The George Carter House (northwest corner view)
The George Carter House (<i>view looking east along Main Street toward downtown & courthouse</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
5. The George Carter House (view looking east along Main Street toward downtown & courthouse)
The George Carter House (<i>wide view from across West Main Street; marker visible at center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
6. The George Carter House (wide view from across West Main Street; marker visible at center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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