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

Ferran Park

Eustis Lake Walk

 
 
Ferran Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
1. Ferran Park Marker
Inscription.  Ferran Park was formed in 1921 from sand pumped from the bottom of Lake Eustis and retained by a bulkhead constructed at the waters’ edge. It was named for E.L. Ferran, a pioneer businessman and civic leader. In 1994 the park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 28° 51.357′ N, 81° 41.184′ W. Marker is in Eustis, Florida, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Bay Street (Florida Route 19) and West Clifford Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the west-side railing along the Eustis Lake Walk, about 60 yards west of North Bay Street and 60 yards north of West Clifford Avenue, overlooking Lake Eustis. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Memorial Band Shell (here, next to this marker); Boat Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Eustis (about 300 feet away); Alice B. McClelland Bandshell (about
Ferran Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
2. Ferran Park Marker
(looking west • Lake Eustis in background)
400 feet away); Flagpole Dedicated March 3, 2001 (about 500 feet away); Lake County Service Memorial (about 500 feet away); Entrance Names (about 500 feet away); The Pavilion (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eustis.
 
Regarding Ferran Park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, #94000625, Ferran Park is located about 400 feet south of this marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Eustis Lake Walk
 
Also see . . .  Ferran Park. Ferran Park is the first public park constructed in the City. It is named after Eustis pioneer and local businessman, Edgar L. Ferran. The park began with the purchase of land between Clifford Avenue and Orange Avenue in 1913 and the construction of a bulkhead (a concrete retaining wall) 250 feet out into Lake Eustis, extending approximately 950 feet along the shoreline. Once the bulkhead was completed, the area was filled with sand from the bottom of Lake Eustis to create the park that is present today. (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Ferran Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
3. Ferran Park Marker
(looking south • marker is mounted on the Eustis Lake Walk railing on the right [west] side of the gazebo • Ferran Park is visible in distant background)
Ferran Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
4. Ferran Park
(looking west from Ferran Park Drive • Lake Eustis in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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