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Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Odet Philippe

Born Lyon, France, 1787

 

— Died at this Site 1869 —

 
Odet Phillipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
1. Odet Phillipe Marker
Inscription.  
As the first European
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.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers.
 
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
Odet Philippe Marker and gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
2. Odet Philippe Marker and gravesite
away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Espiritu Santo Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); “The Baranoff Oak” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Safety Harbor Log Cabin (approx. 1˝ 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
 
Odet Philippe Marker up the hill from the road image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
3. Odet Philippe Marker up the hill from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,289 times since then and 61 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.
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