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

Dunedin's African-American Community

 
 
Dunedin's African American Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2016
1. Dunedin's African American Community Marker
Inscription.  Since the 1880’s, this neighborhood has hosted a vibrant African-American community. The residents, some descended from former slaves, migrated from other places and contributed greatly to the development and culture of Dunedin. The local churches Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Bethel AME Church and Church of Christ, along with Chase Memorial Elementary School, Carver Nursery School, Marie Hart’s Café and Dewey’s Place were hubs of activity in this community.
Donated by J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc.
2015

 
Erected 2015 by City of Dunedin.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 28° 1.166′ N, 82° 47.319′ W. Marker is in Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker can be reached from Douglas Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Lorraine Leland Street, on the left
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when traveling north. Marker is located along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, on the west side of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1165 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin FL 34698, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Willis S. Blatchley House (about 500 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Orange Belt Railway Station (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Votes For Women (approx. half a mile away); The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dunedin LVT, Landing Vehicle Tracked (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunedin.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marie Hart’s Cafe should be Marie and Norman’s Drive-In
I am their granddaughter. It was never called Marie Hart’s Cafe.
    — Submitted September 27, 2022, by Gloria M.Harmon of Brandon, Florida.
 
Dunedin's African American Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2016
2. Dunedin's African American Community Marker
(Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in background)
Josiah Cephas Weaver Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2016
3. Josiah Cephas Weaver Park
(on west side of Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, opposite marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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