Flagler Beach in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Beloved Guitarist, Storyteller, Gentleman —
Drowned off this beach trying to rescue a swimmer in distress. October 10, 1991
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1991.
Location. 29° 26.345′ N, 81° 6.496′ W. Marker is in Flagler Beach, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from South Oceanshore Boulevard, 0.3 miles north of South Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Can be found within shouting distance of beach side entrance to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach FL 32136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slave Cabin Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boat Slips (approx. 1.8 miles away); Slave Cabin Area (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bulow Ville Plantation House (approx. Indigo Production (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Bulow Plantation House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bulow Sugar Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Driven by Sweat & Steam (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagler Beach.
Regarding Gamble Rogers. Gamble Rogers was a popular Florida native, folk artist, musician and storyteller. While camping at a state recreation area in Flagler Beach, Florida, he drowned while trying to save a swimmer in distress. In 1994, Jimmy Buffett gave tribute to Rogers by dedicating his album “Fruitcakes” in honor to his friend and associate.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Gamble Rogers. “The characters and places in the fictional Oklawaha County, Florida are a recurring theme in Rogers’ songs and stories ... Through years of onstage apprenticeship, Rogers refined and polished his one-man show into a single story line—a continuum he entitled, Oklawaha County Laissez-Faire.” (Submitted on October 6, 2018.)
2. Gamble Rogers Page at FloridaMemory.com. This page contains audio for thirteen (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
3. Gamble Rogers — Blood Mountain. Audio-only, length: 3:46.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. 5. submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.