Near Sebastian in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & 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, 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.