Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mathew Robinson Marks
Mathew Robinson Marks
Mayor of Orlando
through whose vision
the planting of our
magnificent shade trees
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Government & Politics • Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 28° 32.551′ N, 81° 22.372′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from East Central Boulevard. Marker overlooks Lake Eola in downtown Orlando just north of the "T" intersection of East Central Boulevard and Lake Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Mohandas K. Gandhi (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose P. Rizal (about 600 feet away); Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 600 feet away); Simon Bolivar (about 600 feet Sperry Fountain (about 600 feet away); Orlando Reeves (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
Regarding Mathew Robinson Marks. Mathew Robinson Marks came to lay out the city, on behalf of the famous Disston interests. A large hotel was built and named for him; it burned down in 1884. Soon after he had a narrow escape from being shot in a quarrel, some say after a long chase in downtown Tarpon. A few years later, after returning to Orlando, he became the mayor. He planted the first oak tree in a $500 beautification project that resulted in Orlando being nicknamed "The City Beautiful." (from The Badge)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,177 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.