Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Citrus Groves
Washington Oaks Historic District
Citrus is one of Florida’s most revered symbols, but few people realize that St. Augustine was the birthplace of the nation’s citrus industry. Here at Washington Oaks, orange groves have been established since the late 1700s. The Youngs acquired the property in 1936. Owen D. and Louise Young cultivated groves of oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. The citrus was harvested and marketed in St. Augustine, enjoyed by family and friends, and given to the local hospital. Mr. Young sold citrus and other estate produce from a stand in front of his office.
Erected by Barbara League. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 37.927′ N, 81° 12.538′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker is on Old State Road A1A half a mile west of North Oceanshore Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Studio (a few steps from this marker); Formal Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenhouse (about 400 feet away); Mr. Young’s Office (about 600 feet away); Caretaker’s Residence (about 600 feet away); Young Home (about 600 feet away); Washington Oaks Gardens (about 600 feet away); Coquina Columns (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Coast.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 21, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.