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Sewall's Point in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Bakers of Waveland

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2017
1. The Bakers of Waveland Marker
Inscription.  Dr. William H. Baker and his family settled here in 1880 and named the place Waveland. Their home was the first permanent residence in what is Martin County today, and Waveland was prominent on Florida maps for many years. The section line that served as the old Dade/Brevard county line was just north of the Baker home and in the later years divided St Lucie and Palm Beach counties.

The Baker home was the polling place for the northern most precinct of Dade County as well as the location of the Waveland Post Office, established in 1880. After William Bakers death in 1893, the Waveland postal duties were assumed by families who lived north of the county line, making the Waveland Post Office, originally in Dade County, a Brevard Post Office. The Waveland Post Office was discontinued in 1905.
 
Erected 2000 by The Sewall's Point Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
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The Bakers of Waveland Marker and location in median. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2017
2. The Bakers of Waveland Marker and location in median.
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12.305′ N, 80° 12.121′ W. Marker is in Sewall's Point, Florida, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of Indialucie Parkway and North Sewall's Point Road (County Road 707), in the median on Indialucie Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stuart FL 34996, 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. Sewall's Point (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Elizabeth Mound (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mount Elizabeth (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tuckahoe (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Mansion at Tuckahoe (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stuart Welcome Arch (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Sewall Home, Dock and Pineapple Fields (approx. 2 miles away); All Saints' Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sewall's Point.
 
Also see . . .  Waveland Ghost Town. (Submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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