Jensens in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lutz Brothers Shingle Mill was located nearby, ca. 1895. With the discovery of clay deposits, a brickyard and kiln began operating about 1907, making bricks which sold at six dollars per thousand. Micker & McLeod quarried rock and crushed limestone in the 1920s.
Until the advent of modern rail technology, a two-story frame switching station was located at the intersection of the two railroads. An overpass was built over the switching station and rails in 1948-49 when the federal highway was re-aligned. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (now CSX Transportation) and removed the Atlantic Coast Line tracks in the late 1980s, resulting in the demolition of the overpass.
In 1989 the Senate of Florida acquired the former
Erected 2007 by Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and The Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 28° 26.758′ N, 82° 11.342′ W. Marker is in Jensens, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on U.S. 301/98 near Withlacoochee State Trail, on the right when traveling south. Located approx. 500 yards south of Mickler Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trilby Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trilby (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trilby Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Dade (approx. 2.4 miles away); Blanton Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); William M. and Emily Larkin (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fort King Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Whitehouse (approx. 5 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.