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Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Princess Place Estate

 
 
Princess Place Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 3, 2017
1. Princess Place Estate Marker
Inscription.  In 1791, the King of Spain offered a 1,100-acre land grant to Francisco Pellicer. Henry Mason Cutting purchased the property in 1886, renaming it Cherokee Grove. Featuring local materials including tabby block cladding, cedar and palm tree trunk posts and pink coquina, the Adirondack camp-style lodge was constructed in 1887. The complex included servant’s quarters, a caretaker’s house, tennis courts, stables, bathhouse, pool house and the first in-ground concrete swimming pool in Florida. The Lodge became an entertainment center for many socially prominent Americans and New York families as well as European royalty. Cutting died in 1892, leaving a widow, Angela Mills Cutting and two small children. Angela later married an exiled Russian prince, Boris Scherbatoff, a member of the Russian royal family. Because he feared for his life, the Prince later changed the spelling to Scherbatow. After Prince Scherbatow died in 1949, the Princess used the lodge as her primary residence. For this reason it became known as the Princess Estate. In 1954, Princess Scherbatow sold the property to Lewis and Angela Wadsworth, one of the founding families of Flagler
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County. Flagler County purchased the property in 1993 as a preserve.
 
Erected 2004 by Flagler County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-530.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 29° 39.514′ N, 81° 14.265′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from Princess Place Road, 2½ miles east of North Old Kings Road. Marker located in the Princess Place Preserve. Princess Place road is a hard packed non-paved road, yet easily traveled. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 Princess Place Road, Palm Coast FL 32137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlers on This Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Hiram Faver Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); People Have Been in Northeast Florida for 7,500 years (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marineland (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marineland-The World’s First Oceanarium (approx. 1.6 miles away); Coquina (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middens And Mounds (approx. 1.7 miles away); Submarine Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Princess Place Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 3, 2017
2. Princess Place Estate Marker
Located adjacent to the Princess Place Lodge.
Princess Place Lodge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 3, 2017
3. Princess Place Lodge
First In-Ground Swimming Pool In Florida Artesian Fed. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 3, 2017
4. First In-Ground Swimming Pool In Florida Artesian Fed.
Located on the west side of the Lodge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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