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Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John D. MacArthur

1897-1978

 
 
John D. MacArthur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz
1. John D. MacArthur Marker
Inscription.  On March 20, 1959, John D. MacArthur, multi-millionaire insurance magnet and landowner, announced plans to develop almost 4,000 acres and provide homes for 55,000 people in a new community. Mr. MacArthur envision the City streets lined with trees and flowers. Millions of dollars were wisely invested by MacArthur to create a Florida community with plentiful waterways, rolling terrain, magnificent mature pine and shade trees, and rich foliage. He instructed that City streets and construction go around trees that had been growing here for many years. The City of Palm Beach Gardens has grown steadily since 1959. The reputation and beauty of the City of Palm Beach Gardens has been preserved and enhanced by keeping the “garden city” philosophy of its founder John D. MacArthur. The City of Palm Beach Gardens remains “A Unique Place in Which to Live, Learn, Work & Play.”
 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1959.
 
Location. 26° 49.917′ 
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N, 80° 6.302′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North Military Trail (State Road 809) and Burns Road, on the right when traveling north on North Military Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10500 N Military Trl, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Banyan Trees (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Dade County Court House (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Historic Kelsey Gates (approx. 3 miles away); Lake Park Town Hall (approx. 3˝ miles away); Celestial Railroad (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Northwood Historic District (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Jupiter School (approx. 6.9 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach Gardens.
 
John D. MacArthur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz
2. John D. MacArthur Marker
John D. MacArthur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz
3. John D. MacArthur Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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