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

Lake Eustis

Eustis Lake Walk

 
 
Lake Eustis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
1. Lake Eustis Marker
Inscription.  Lake Eustis was named for Colonel Abraham Eustis, First Commander of U.S. Army forces in Florida. The city of Eustis was briefly named Lake Eustis, but the word “Lake” was dropped in 1883 when the town was incorporated. The lake is about 12 square miles in size and averages 12 feet in depth.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 28° 51.406′ N, 81° 41.201′ W. Marker is in Eustis, Florida, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Bay Street (Florida Route 19) and Gottsche Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the west-side railing along the Eustis Lake Walk, overlooking Lake Eustis, about 100 yards west of North Bay Street and 40 yards north of West Gottsche Avenue. 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. Boat Works (here, next to this marker); The Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Entrance Names (within shouting
Lake Eustis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
2. Lake Eustis Marker
(looking west • Lake Eustis in background)
distance of this marker); Ferran Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Band Shell (about 300 feet away); Clifford House (about 500 feet away); On The Waterfront (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Clifford House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eustis.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Eustis Lake Walk
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Eustis (Wikipedia). It is spring fed and is a member of the Harris Chain of Lakes, and is connected to Lake Harris by means of the Dead River. It is also connected to the St. Johns River via Haines Creek to Lake Griffin, and the Ocklawaha River. Eustis Lake Walk built over and connected to the eastern shores of Lake Eustis affords sunset views and 20 boat slips and 4 gazebos amid shore front lake waters. (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Eustis Florida History. First it was Highlands, then Pendryville, and finally Lake Eustis, itself named about 1825 for General Abraham Eustis. General Eustis, prominent in the Seminole
Lake Eustis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
3. Lake Eustis Marker
(looking north • marker is mounted on the Eustis Lake Walk railing on the left [west] side of the gazebo, overlooking Lake Eustis)
Wars, had skirmished with the Indians on the south shore, near present-day Tavares. (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Lake Eustis image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
4. Lake Eustis
(looking west from marker)
 
 
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 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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