Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Estero in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Koreshan Unity Settlement

 
 
Koreshan Unity Settlement Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2021
1. Koreshan Unity Settlement Marker after restoration
Inscription.  In 1893, the Koreshans, a religious sect founded by Dr. Cyrus R. Teed moved here. Communal living and a belief that the universe existed on the inside of the earth were among the distinctive features of their doctrine. Living celibate lives, the industrious Koreshans established a farm, nursery, and botanical garden. Their cultural activities included art and music. In 1961, the surviving members of the settlement presented their property to the State of Florida.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Corp. w/ FFGC. (Marker Number F-97.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 26° 25.969′ N, 81° 48.93′ W. Marker is near Estero, Florida, in Lee County. The Marker is within Koreshan State Park limits at the head trail next to the Main guest parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero FL 33928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "In the Name of Humanity"--Koresh
Koreshan Unity Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
2. Koreshan Unity Settlement Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Plants and Progress (approx. 7 miles away); People and Plants (approx. 7 miles away); Bonita Springs Elementary School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Locomotive 143 (approx. 7.6 miles away); Slough Interpretive Trail (approx. 9˝ miles away); Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (approx. 9˝ miles away); Great Blue Heron Pavilion (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Koreshan Unity - Wikipedia. Overview of the Koreshan Unity, Member Levels, Community, Political Party, Followers, College and many other wonderful external links related to Koreshan Unity. (Submitted on November 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.) 

2. Koreshan State Historic Site Unofficial Home Page. You can search Koreshan Historic Archives Genealogy Search names of Koreshan Families Events and Programs Photo collections etc (Submitted on November 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.) 
 
Koreshan Unity Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2021
3. Koreshan Unity Settlement Marker
Founders Home image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
4. Founders Home
Inside the Founders Home image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 1, 2008
5. Inside the Founders Home
Photograph of the first floor on the west end of the house.
Inside Founders Home image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
6. Inside Founders Home
On the East end of the first floor.
Shell Path image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
7. Shell Path
Shell Path is in front of Founders Home
Art Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
8. Art Hall
The New General Store image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
9. The New General Store
General Store Landing image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
10. General Store Landing
On the Estero River
Bakery Building - Newcomb cottage in the background image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
11. Bakery Building - Newcomb cottage in the background
Dinner Bell with Planetary Court in the Back ground image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
12. Dinner Bell with Planetary Court in the Back ground
Newcomb house image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
13. Newcomb house
Damkohler house 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
14. Damkohler house 1882
Member Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
15. Member Cottage
Machine Shop image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
16. Machine Shop
Planetary Court Info Board image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
17. Planetary Court Info Board
Planetary Court Home image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, June 2008
18. Planetary Court Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,303 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2009, by Michael Widner of Fort Myers, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.   3. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=16038

Paid Advertisement
May. 18, 2021