St. Pete Beach in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Zephaniah Phillips' Homestead Site
Rancho de Juaquin
Erected 2001 by the Florida State Questers and Treasured Memories No. 1096 and the Florida
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 27° 41.227′ N, 82° 44.191′ W. Marker is in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of Pass-a-Grille Way and 7th Avenue on Pass-a-Grille Way. The marker is located near the southern tip of Long Key, on the Pass-a-Grille Channel side of the island. It is across Pass-a-Grille Way from the 7th Ave. Fishing Pier. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 Pass-a-Grille Way, Saint Petersburg FL 33706, 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. "Pass-A-Grille" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tierra Verde Mound (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gulfport Casino (approx. 3.9 miles away); St. Bartholomew's Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rattlesnake Curve (approx. 4.8 miles away); The History of Princess Hirrihigua (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort De Soto Batteries and Military Post (approx. 5 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Florida Historical Marker Program logo. It is located within the Pass-a-Grille Historic District (a National Historic District).
Regarding Zephaniah Phillips' Homestead Site. Pass-a-Grille Beach is the oldest beach resort community on Central Florida's west coast. According to legend, it is thought that the name "Pass-a-Grille" is derived from the French
After Zephaniah Phillips settled on Pass-a-Grille in 1886, others soon followed, and by the turn of the century the town had its first hotel and a ferry boat service to the mainland. The town of Pass-a-Grille Beach merged with other small communities on the island of Long Key to incorporate as the City of St. Petersburg Beach in 1957. The name was officially shortened to St. Pete Beach in 1994.
Also see . . . Biography of Zephaniah Phillips. with a family photo of Zephaniah and his wife Mary, and their children (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.