Osprey in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Oscar Scherer State Park
Elsa Scherer Burrows 1884-1955
in memory of her father 1856-1923
"That man may last, but never lives,
who much receives, but nothing gives;
whom none can love, - whom none can thank,
creation's blot, creation's blank."
When Jesus Dwelt
Thomas Gibbons 1720-1785
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Natural Resources.
Location. 27° 10.228′ N, 82° 28.537′ W. Marker is in Osprey, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker can be reached from South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41). Marker is located in Oscar Scherer State Park, just past the gatehouse on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey FL 34229, 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. South Creek Trestle / Oscar Scherer History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Osprey School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Spanish Point (approx. 2.4 miles away); Laurel Turpentine Company / Blackburn Sawmill Quarters Johnson Chapel / Albee Quarters (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shakett Creek / Estuary "the cradle of the ocean" (approx. 3˝ miles away); Venice Post Office (approx. 3.7 miles away); Palmer Ranch (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osprey.
Regarding Oscar Scherer State Park. Oscar Scherer invented a process for dyeing shoe leather in 1872. Scherer's daughter Elsa willed the family's 462 acre South Creek Ranch to the state in 1955. After a year of preparation, Oscar Scherer State Recreation Area was opened to the public in 1956. In 1991, an additional 922 acres were purchased increasing the park's total acreage to 1384 acres.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,766 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.