Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eppes-Shine Plot Greenwood Cemetery
Buried here are members of the Eppes and Shine families, descendants of President Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and the father of the University of Virginia. Francis Wayles Eppes VII, Jefferson's grandson, was born in 1801 to Maria Jefferson and John Eppes. He spent his childhood in the care of Jefferson, who encouraged interests in religion, public service, and education. In 1829, Eppes moved to Tallahassee, where he grew cotton and served as a justice of the peace and intendant (mayor). He helped found St John's Episcopal Church and promoted public schools. He secured the location for the West Florida Seminary, a precursor to Florida State University, and led its governing board through turbulent times. By 1869, Eppes had moved to Orlando to spend his final years as a citrus farmer at his home, Pine Hill on Lake Pineloch. He helped found the First Episcopal Church, now the Cathedral of St. Luke's. After a lifetime of public service and civic leadership, Francis Eppes died on May 30, 1881.
Erected 2014 by The City of Orlando and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-838.)
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Location. 28° 31.936′ N, 81° 21.43′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Greenwood Street, 0.3 miles east of South Mills Avenue when traveling east. The entrance to Greenwood Cemetery is off Greenwood Street. To access marker, enter cemetery and go to the extreme southern end near Gore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1603 Greenwood Street, Orlando FL 32801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. H. H. Dickson Azalea Park / Washington Street Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); John R. Mott House Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 1.1 miles away); Simon Bolivar (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jose P. Rizal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mohandas K. Gandhi (approx. 1.1 miles away); Orlando Reeves (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
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