Estero in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
"In the Name of Humanity"--Koresh
Dr. Cyrus Read Teed, Founder of the Koreshan Unity and President of the Koreshan University of Chicago, established in 1892 his "College of Life" in Estero, Florida, as a cooperative community in the spirit of Christ's teaching.
"We live inside the World," the Koreshans believe, as the Earth is the Universe, with life and the celestial bodies and spheres manifest inside the World. Measurements of the concave curvature of the Earth were derived by the Koreshan Geodetic Staff in 1897 at Naples.
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In "The Cellular Cosmogony" by Koresh, Universology is explained. This and other books, magazines, and newspapers were printed in the Guiding Star Publishing House at Estero.
Through the Koreshan Nursery the garden came to fame for its subtropical plant life.
Mechanics, arts, and music were taught, and sports cultivated.
In 1961 the Koreshan Unity corporation deeded 305 acres of their landholdings to the State of Florida as "a gift to the people".
Erected 1966 by Florida Board
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 26° 26.042′ N, 81° 48.748′ W. Marker is in Estero, Florida, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Corkscrew Road 0.2 miles west of U.S. 41. Marker is located along a trail in Koreshan State Park near the Planetary Court. 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. Koreshan Unity Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plants and Progress (approx. 7.2 miles away); People and Plants (approx. 7.2 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˝ miles away).
Also see . . . Koreshan State Park. (Submitted on April 20, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.