Apopka in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Community of Piedmont
Erected 2008 by The Apopka Historical Society, the City of Apopka, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-638.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 28° 39.125′ N, 81° 28.172′ W. Marker is in Apopka, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Piedmont Wekiwa Road and Benbow Court. The marker is set back from Piedmont Wekiwa Road in a small park. It is most easily accessible from the Walmart Supercenter parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka FL 32703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest City (approx. 2.1 miles away); Oldest Masonic Lodge Building in Continuous Use in Florida (approx. 2.4 miles away); Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (approx. 2˝ miles away); Apopka Schoolhouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Orange Belt Railway (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lovell's Landing at Lake Apopka (approx. 5 miles away); Altamonte Springs (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Springs (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apopka.
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1. Swedes In Piedmont Kept Tradition Alive In New Land - Orlando Sentinel . To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in their new homeland, Swedish families from Sanford, Oviedo and Oakland joined others at Piedmont. (Submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Plaque to honor pioneers of tiny Piedmont - Orlando Sentinel. History lies in an unexpected place here -- at the intersection of two major thoroughfares and the site of a Walmart Supercenter. But maybe the ghosts of the Swedish settlers who founded the Piedmont community on the site in the 1870s would appreciate that their entrepreneurial spirit remains. (Submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.