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

Kitchen Gardens

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

 
 
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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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 29° 4.873′ N, 80° 55.666′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive 0.2 miles
Kitchen Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. Kitchen Gardens Marker
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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 August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 5 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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