“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Redland District

Redland District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 27, 2014
1. Redland District Marker
Inscription.  The Redland District, named for the color of its soil, was settled in the early 1900s. Dan Roberts, Claude Jenkins and George Kosel were the first pioneers to file homestead claims in Redland. The pioneer community was concentrated along Redland Road. By 1912, early settlers had built several churches, a school, a small store and the Pioneer Guild Hall. The Redland Fruit and Spice Park is one of the oldest and unique parks in the county system. It displays a large variety of exotic fruit bearing trees. The Merritt Residence, located at 24890 Redland Road, was built in 1930. The Merritts restored the house after Hurricane Andrew and won the 1994 Florida Trust Award for Preservation.
Erected by Redland Centennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 25° 28.174′ N, 80° 28.546′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Mowry Drive and South Flagler Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker
Redland District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, April 26, 2014
2. Redland District Marker
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is located in the parking lot at the rear of the Redland Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 S Flagler Ave, Homestead FL 33030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hotel Redland (within shouting distance of this marker); Landmark Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Seminole Theater (about 600 feet away); Historic Town Hall (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. James Archer Smith House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lindeman-Johnson House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
Redland District Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 5, 2019
3. Redland District Marker area
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.   3. submitted on November 5, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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