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Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site

 
 
Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 29, 2019
1. Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  This is the homesite of the first Euro-American settlers in this area, Peter and Louisiana Raulerson. The couple moved southeast from Basinger to "The Bend," a region along Onoshohatchee River (Taylor Creek) and a few miles north of Lake Okeechobee, in October 1896. The original boundaries of the Raulersons' 160-acre homestead were the Onoshohatchee River to the east, the Kissimmee River to the west, and Lake Okeechobee to the south. They first constructed a barn to house both their family and livestock. In 1899, a group of friends arrived and, in three days, helped the couple construct a two-room log cabin in the dogtrot style. In this log cabin, Peter and Louisiana lived with their children Lewis, Adline, Harmon, Melville, Faith, Ada, and Cornelius. Mattie, the Raulersons' eldest child, was married and had remained in Basinger. In 1916, the family built a larger house directly east of here, and Peter lived there until his death in 1947. Elements of the original log cabin are preserved within the structure of a new home, built for the family in the 1920s. The house was occupied by the Raulersons' descendants until 2016, when the Okeechobee Historical
Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site Marker and house image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 29, 2019
2. Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site Marker and house
Society purchased the house to preserve this historical site.
 
Erected 2018 by The Okeechobee County Historical Society, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, City of Okeechobee Descendants of Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson, Generous Community Members and Businesses, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1028.)
 
Location. 27° 14.114′ N, 80° 49.861′ W. Marker is in Okeechobee, Florida, in Okeechobee County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Southwest 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, Florida (approx. 0.7 miles away); Okeechobee County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tantie School House #14 (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Okeechobee (approx. 3 miles away); Peter And Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Gravesite (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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