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Orange City in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rollins College

 
 
Rollins College Marker before restoration. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 29, 2014
1. Rollins College Marker before restoration.
Inscription.  The GENERAL CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA at its annual meeting held here 29 January 1885 at ORANGE CITY initiated the movement which resulted in the establishment of ROLLINS COLLEGE Florida’s oldest institution of higher education and at a special meeting held at Orange City on 17 April 1885 the location of the college was awarded to WINTER PARK thirty miles south of Orange City on this highway. In commemoration of the significant events this marker has been placed here 29 January 1935.
 
Erected 1935 by The Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1885.
 
Location. 28° 56.875′ N, 81° 17.877′ W. Marker is in Orange City, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on South Holly Avenue just south of Albertus Way, on the left when traveling north. Marker is behind the Orange City Library in the parking lot. The library fronts US 17/92. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Albertus Way, Orange City FL 32763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dickinson Memorial Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange City Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Orange City Colored School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thursby House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bartram at Blue Spring (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Fossil from the Steamboat Age (approx. 2.7 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hopkins Hall (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange City.
 
Rollins College Marker (after restoration). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2020
2. Rollins College Marker (after restoration).
Rollins College Marker with parking lot of library behind. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2020
3. Rollins College Marker with parking lot of library behind.
Rollins College Marker taken from Albertus Way with marker in the far background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2020
4. Rollins College Marker taken from Albertus Way with marker in the far background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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