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Eustis in Lake County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

S.T.E. Pinkney

Teacher, Administrator, Commissioner, Mayor, Humanitarian

 
 
S.T.E. Pinkney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
1. S.T.E. Pinkney Marker
Inscription.  Born in Tallahassee, 1916. Graduated from Florida A&M University, 1937, BS Degree. Continued his career as Principal of J.R.E. Lee High School, Wildwood and then at Carver Heights High School, Eustis. Recognized for his efforts to improve educational and employment opportunities for black students and teachers in Central Florida. Served 16 years as Commissioner and Mayor on the Eustis City Commission. Earned the respect of his colleagues and constituents for his achievements in city governance. Served on Board of Trustees of Bethune Cookman College and Waterman Hospital. Past-president of Lake Community Action Agency, Head Steward of the St. James AME Church, member of numerous service organizations. The City of Eustis honors S.T.E. Pinkney as one of Florida’s most outstanding and esteemed citizens.
December, 1988

 
Erected 1988 by City of Eustis.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 28° 
S.T.E. Pinkney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
2. S.T.E. Pinkney Marker
51.268′ N, 81° 41.199′ W. Marker is in Eustis, Florida, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ferran Park Drive and East McDonald Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the walkway in Ferran Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Ferran Park Drive, Eustis FL 32726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ferran Park (here, next to this marker); Dr. Edgar J. Banks (here, next to this marker); Battle of the Bulge Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lake County Service Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Flagpole Dedicated March 3, 2001 (a few steps from this marker); Alice B. McClelland Bandshell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ferran Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Band Shell (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eustis.
 
Also see . . .  S.T.E. Pinkney. Principal of several Central Florida schools, Mr. Pinkney also was active in politics. He became the second black person to serve on the Eustis City Commission when Gov. Reubin Askew appointed him to serve in 1972. In 1975, he became the first black mayor in Eustis. He served on the commission until 1988 and also served two other one-year terms as mayor. (Submitted on February 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
S.T.E. Pinkney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
3. S.T.E. Pinkney Marker
(Ferran Park & Alice B. McClelland Bandshell in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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