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Oak Hill in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Preserving the Mound

Seminole Rest Historic Site

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
1. Preserving the Mounds Marker
Inscription.  
In 1911, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H. Snyder purchased this house and the surrounding land. They named their homesite “Seminole Rest” after the Seminole Indians. Their purchase saved the story of an even earlier culture—the Timucuan Indians.

Daddy bought the place from an Englishman, “Lord” Turnor—the buildings, this house, and the other house. There was a long dock that went out and the boathouse was on the dock. My father saw this place as he was going duck hunting with some people over across the lagoon. Then he got to come over and see it.

It was vacant when my father saw it. He bought it and the 10-acre grove. Bet you can’t guess what he paid for it all, $2,000 for the hill, and 10 acres. Mother added to it—there was some land south of the grove between here and Sam’s Mound—just to protect it.

Jacqueline Snyder Stevens
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 28° 52.238′ 
Preserving the Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
2. Preserving the Mounds Marker
N, 80° 50.218′ W. Marker is in Oak Hill, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from River Road 0.1 miles south of Palm Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker located within Seminole Rest Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 River Road, Oak Hill FL 32759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mounds of Evidence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caretakers (within shouting distance of this marker); What Do You Think? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Timucuan Way of Life (about 300 feet away); Lost Mounds (about 400 feet away); Seminole Rest Trail (about 600 feet away); Eldora Village (approx. 2.8 miles away); Eldora House (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Seminole Rest Historic Site. Canaveral National Seashore. National Park Service. (Submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.) 
 
Seminole Rest Historic Site Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
3. Seminole Rest Historic Site Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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