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Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ocala Demands

 
 
Ocala Demands Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, November 13, 2015
1. Ocala Demands Marker
Inscription.  In December, 1890, Ocala was host to a meeting of the National Farmers' Alliance. Sessions, attended by 88 delegates and hundreds of visitors, were held at the Opera House and the Semi-Tropical Exposition Building. A state-wide agricultural exposition was held in conjunction with the meeting. The delegates adopted the famous "Ocala Demands", a platform outlining political and economic reforms considered necessary by the Alliance.
 
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Markers. (Marker Number F-74.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureGovernment & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1890.
 
Location. 29° 11.208′ N, 82° 8.184′ W. Marker is in Ocala, Florida, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) and Southeast 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Silver Springs Boulevard. Marker is located next to the Gazebo at the Ocala City Park Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocala FL 34470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Gazebo (here, next to this marker); The Old Courthouse Square (a few steps from this marker); Ocala National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Agnew-Gary Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gary Block Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marion Block (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocala.
 
Ocala Demands Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 25, 2018
2. Ocala Demands Marker after restoration
Ocala Demands Marker looking west in square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 25, 2018
3. Ocala Demands Marker looking west in square
Ocala Demands Marker with Old Courthouse Square marker in far background looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 1, 2020
4. Ocala Demands Marker with Old Courthouse Square marker in far background looking west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4. submitted on June 2, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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