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Near Sebastian in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moore's Point

 
 
Moore's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2015
1. Moore's Point Marker
Inscription.  This point of land at the junction of the St. Sebastian River and the Indian River was once settled by aboriginal people, the Ais. Pottery shards and ancient shells can still be found along the shore.

In 1889, L.C. Moore built the Ercildoune Hotel on the hill. President Grover Cleveland stayed there while hunting and fishing with Frank Forster and Paul Kroegel and his guides.

Across U.S. #1 is the public road, Dixie Highway, established on April 4, 1910. This led to the old wooden bridge, built in 1909, replacing an earlier ferry. The Ashley Gang was killed on the south end of this bridge in 1924.
 
Erected 1994 by Indian River County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland series list.
 
Location. 27° 51.026′ N, 80° 29.371′ W. Marker is near Sebastian, Florida,
Moore's Point Marker in wayside park along US 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2015
2. Moore's Point Marker in wayside park along US 1
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in Indian River County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and North Indian River Drive, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1. Marker is in a wayside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sebastian FL 32958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roseland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Hardee Oak (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sebastian (approx. 2.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Survivors’ and Salvagers’ Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bensen House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Smith Family Homestead (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sebastian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022