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Webster in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Parson Brown Orange Tree

 
 
Parson Brown Orange Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 19, 2015
1. Parson Brown Orange Tree Marker
Inscription.  Parson Brown originated as a chance seedling at the home of Reverend N.L. Brown near Webster, Florida in 1856.

Original plantings of this variety on sour orange rootstock on heavy hammock soils produced good crops of relatively high quality fruit.
 
Erected 2000 by Webster City Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 28° 36.569′ N, 82° 3.197′ W. Marker is in Webster, Florida, in Sumter County. Marker is on Southeast 1st Street south of East Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in front of the old Webster City Hall and Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 SE 1st St, Webster FL 33597, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sumter County Farmers Market (approx. half a mile away); Pilaklikaha/Abraham's Town (approx. 3.8 miles away); On This Spot (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ft. Armstrong (approx. 5.6 miles away); Richloam General Store and Post Office
Parson Brown Orange Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 19, 2015
2. Parson Brown Orange Tree Marker
Small sample of Parson Brown Orange behind.
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(approx. 8.3 miles away); Richloam (approx. 8.4 miles away); Rumors of Riches (approx. 8.4 miles away); Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Webster.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Parson Brown" Plants Seeds of Orange Industry. Orlando Sentinel entry (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Parson Brown. Citrus ID fact sheet (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Parson Brown Orange Tree image. Click for full size.
University of California Riverside Citrus variety Collection, Unknown
3. Parson Brown Orange Tree
Parson Brown Orange image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ultimate Citrus, Unknown
4. Parson Brown Orange
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 324 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022