Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Born Lyon, France, 1787
— Died at this Site 1869 —
settler in Pinellas County
he established St. Helena
Plantation, now Philippe Park
Philippe was the first
to cultivate grapefruit
in Florida and introduced
cigar-making to Tampa
His descendants populated
this frontier. He was
said to be a doctor
and of noble birth.
Location. 28° 0.432′ N, 82° 40.7′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker can be reached from N. Bayshore Drive. Near Safety Harbor Site Indian Mound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Safety Harbor FL 34695, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philippe Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Safety Harbor Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); Espiritu Santo Church (approx. half a mile away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Espiritu Santo Springs (approx. 1.3 miles “The Baranoff Oak” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
Also see . . . Philippe Park. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Indian mound
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,235 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.