Winter Haven in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Publix Store 1930
George W. Jenkins, founder of Publix Super Markets
Inc. was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Harris City, GA.
At the age of 17, he came to Florida and took
a job as a food store clerk in Tampa. In 1930, he
decided to open his own store. He got the idea for the name from the Publix Theaters movie chain.
He proudly opened this store Sept. 6, 1930. He
operated here until 1940, when he built his dream store on W. Central Ave., two blocks east of this site.
Erected 2017 by Polk County Historical Commission and Publix Super Markets, Inc. (Marker Number PCHC-022.)
Location. 28° 1.361′ N, 81° 43.876′ W. Marker is in Winter Haven, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on Fourth Street NW 0.1 miles north of West Central Ave, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Fourth Street, SW, Winter Haven FL 33880, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gram Parsons Derry Down (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1940 Publix Super Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Pughsville Neighborhood (approx. 1.1 miles away); Florence Villa Training School Bayard Retail Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Patterson Retail Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); "Flatiron" Triangle Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Auburndale City Hall (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winter Haven.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 26, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.