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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Speer Grove Park

 
 
Speer Grove Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Speer Grove Park Marker
Inscription.  
Orange trees planted 1845
by Dr. Algernon Speer

 
Erected 1941 by city of Sanford; Sallie Harrison Chap. D.A.R.; Fort Mellon Chap. S.D.T.F.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 28° 47.702′ N, 81° 15.37′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of Mellonville Avenue and Catalina Drive, on the right when traveling south on Mellonville Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1830 Mellonville Ave, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Reid (a few steps from this marker); Fort Reid 1836 (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Seth French (1824~1896) (approx. one mile
Speer Grove Park image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Speer Grove Park
The marker is on the grounds of this city park, which was once one of the state's early successful American commercial orange groves.
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away); Historical Figures (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sanford State Farmers' Market (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sanford Avenue (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2021, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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