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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kitchen Gardens

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

 
 
Kitchen Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. Kitchen Gardens Marker
Inscription.  
Tomatoes, carrots, beans, squash, and onions
have all been grown here at various times
during the Station's history. Residents
struggled with the sandy, salty soil. Vegetables
being grown here today are heirloom varieties
whenever possible. Native Florida plants
occupy some of the beds, and in the bed to the
far left are indigo plants. Indigo was known as
“The King of Dyestuffs” and was of great
commercial importance in this area during the
British Period from 1768–1786. Many of the
New Smyrna plantations exported
their indigo through
Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet.

 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 4.873′ N, 80° 55.666′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from
Kitchen Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. Kitchen Gardens Marker
South Peninsula Drive 0.2 miles south of Ocean Way Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mosquito Inlet (here, next to this marker); Cuban Refugee Rafts (within shouting distance of this marker); Cuban Rafts (within shouting distance of this marker); The Principal Keeper's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Principal Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Gopher Tortoise (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
3. Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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