The annual salary was $600.
On October 11, 1887, Ed Hamilton, a barefoot mailman lost his life while attempting to swim across the Hillsborough Inlet where someone had moved his boat to the other side. Searchers found only his clothing and mailbag on the north side of the inlet. It was thought gators or sharks got him when he attempted to swim in stormy weather.
Erected by Town of Hypoluxo.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 26° 34.276′ N, 80° 3.352′ W. Marker is in Hypoluxo, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from Hypoluxo Road 0.1 miles from
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapel Of The Holy Spirit (approx. ¼ mile away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); South Lake Worth Inlet (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coastal Patrol Base No. 3 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Barton Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); 1913 Boynton Elementary School (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Schoolhouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Town Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.