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

The Caretakers

Seminole Rest Historic Site

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
1. The Caretakers Marker
Inscription.  
Locals often stayed in this cottage when caring for the Snyder property. The name “caretaker” is just as appropriate for the Snyders. For 77 years the family guarded the Timucuan story. Their sense of preservation saved the information found in the mound. Otherwise, the mound would have been used to build railroad beds and highways.

When they were building the roads—or railroads—they wanted to buy the shell. Granddaddy said he wouldn’t sell. He said it would spoil the beauty of the property, that’s why we have the elevation here.
Marion Snyder Porta, granddaughter

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Above: A gathering of several generations of the Snyder family

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 28° 52.273′ N, 80° 50.228′ 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
The Caretakers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
2. The Caretakers Marker
. 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. Preserving the Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Mounds of Evidence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Timucuan Way of Life (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What Do You Think? (about 500 feet away); Lost Mounds (about 600 feet away); Seminole Rest Trail (approx. 0.2 miles 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. (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 50 times since then and 5 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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