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

Sebastian

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, June 2, 2016
1. Sebastian Marker
Inscription.  Settled in the 1870's, Sebastian became an important trading and fishing center during the era of the river steamers. To improve commerce and fishing, pioneers in 1886 attempted unsuccessfully to link the ocean with the river via the Sebastian Inlet. A channel was successfully cut in 1895, but a storm filled the inlet with sand shortly afterwards. In 1921, it was reopened only to be closed again by erosion. Jetties were constructed later to protect the channel permanently.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-98.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 27° 49.038′ N, 80° 28.138′ W. Marker is in Sebastian, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Indian River Drive, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. In front of the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Main Street, Sebastian FL 32958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Jay Kravetz, June 2, 2016
2. Sebastian Marker
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8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roseland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Survivors’ and Salvagers’ Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); Moore's Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bensen House (approx. 8 miles away); Fellsmere Grade (approx. 8½ miles away); Smith Family Homestead (approx. 8½ miles away); Frank and Stella Heiser House (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sebastian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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