Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry Morrison Flagler
Henry Morrison Flagler was born in Hopewell, New York in 1830 to a family of modest means.The son of a Presbyterian minister, He left home at the age of 14 to work with relatives in Ohio, beginning as a clerk in a small store. Through many years of hard work and an extraordinary talent for business, he eventually became a founding partner in Standard Oil, The largest and most profitable cooperation in history. One of the most brilliant and gifted visionary businessmen Of America’s Gilded Age, Flagler‘s greatest impact on American society What is when he turned his attention in the 1880s to the development of the entire East Coast of Florida. It was here that he established the tourism, government and agriculture to sustain Florida is economy even today. Over nearly 30 years, Over nearly 30 years, He built Florida’s first world class hotels and resorts, connecting them all with his Florida is East Coast Railway And putting palm beach and Miami on the map along the way.
During the final decade of his long life, Flagler undertook the most ambitious engineering feat by a private citizen, the building of the “railroad across
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 26° 43.095′ N, 80° 2.447′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Poinciana Way and Cocoanut Row, in the median on Royal Poinciana Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerRoyal Poinciana Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paramount Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Flagler Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Royal Poinciana Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sea Gull Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cocoanut Grove House (approx. half a mile away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. half a mile away); Flagler Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.