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Floral City in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Historic Duval House

 
 
The Historic Duval House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 23, 2018
1. The Historic Duval House Marker
Inscription.  
In 1863 John Paul Formy-Duval and his wife Elizabeth Ann Trantham bought land from Allen Munden and began building their home. During the process of construction, the Duvals discovered that they had been building their house a few hundred yards west of the land they had purchased. The Duval family left the house unfinished and went on to build another home on what would later become Duval Island. The Duval House came into possession of the Metz family after a succession of owners, and was home to the next four generations of this family before being acquired by the Duval Preservation Trust, Inc. in 2011 This home is believed to be the oldest surviving residential structure in Citrus County.
 
Erected 2018 by Fort Cooper Chapter NSDAR.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 28° 45.006′ N, 82° 17.675′ W. Marker is in Floral City, Florida, in Citrus
The Historic Duval House Marker with house in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 23, 2018
2. The Historic Duval House Marker with house in background
County. Marker is at the intersection of East Orange Avenue (County Road 48) and South Old Floral City Road, on the right when traveling east on East Orange Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8360 East Orange Avenue, Floral City FL 34436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Historic Duval House (a few steps from this marker); Historic Floral City (approx. 0.4 miles away); What Lies Ahead (approx. ¾ mile away); Mile Posts (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lonely Outpost in a Hostile Land (approx. 3.8 miles away); A Costly Florida War (approx. 3.9 miles away); War Comes to the Cove (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floral City.
 
The Historic Duval House image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 23, 2018
3. The Historic Duval House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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