Fort Meade in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
May 6, 1976
Erected 1976. (Marker Number 76000605.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1937.
Location. 27° 45.133′ N, 81° 47.768′ W. Marker is in Fort Meade, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cleveland Avenue and East Broadway Street (U.S. 98), on the left when traveling north on North Cleveland Avenue. The marker stands to the right of the entrance along the church's south wall, facing East Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One North Cleveland Avenue, Fort Meade FL 33841, 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. Site of Fort Meade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Meade Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida 2000 Center of Population (approx. 0.3 miles away); The W. Henry Lewis House Willoughby Tillis Battle Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Kissengen Spring (approx. 4.9 miles away); Homeland School (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Meade.
More about this marker. The marker is capped with a cross.
Regarding Christ Church. Designed by architect J. H. Weddell, Christ Church is one of the region's oldest religious structures and is an important example of Carpenter Gothic architecture.
Some sources place the church's address on Broadway Street or Oak Avenue, however, the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida lists the address as North Cleveland Avenue.
In addition to its individual listing with the National Register of Historic Places (ref #76000605), Christ Church became a Contributing Property of the Fort Meade Historic District when the district was added to the National Register in 1994.
Also see . . . The Christ Church page on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
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