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Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Royal Poinciana Chapel

 
 
The Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. The Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker
Inscription.  

This Interdenominational Chapel was the earliest church organization in Dade County (of which Palm Beach County was a part). The chapel was founded in 1884 under the auspices of the Home Missionary Society of the Congregational Church by Rev. A.B. Dilley. The first school house in the county was built also to accommodate the Sabbath worshippers. The present church building, erected on a site donated by Henry M. Flagler and later enlarged, opened in December 1895. Dr. S.M. Lindsay, the minister, calls the chapel “One of God’s service stations on the highway of life.”
 
Erected 1975 by Seminole Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 26° 42.782′ N, 80° 2.522′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from Cocoanut Row just south of Whitehall Way, on the right when
The Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker on wall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. The Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker on wall
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traveling south. Marker is on the wall of the chapel to the right of front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sea Gull Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Cocoanut Grove House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Royal Poinciana Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Morrison Flagler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flagler Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flagler Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paramount Theatre (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach.
 
Also see . . .  The Royal Poinciana Chapel. (Submitted on August 11, 2016.)
 
Royal Poinciana Chapel dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. Royal Poinciana Chapel dedication plaque
Royal Poinciana Chapel before being moved from the grounds of the Royal Poinciana Hotel image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, circa 1915
4. Royal Poinciana Chapel before being moved from the grounds of the Royal Poinciana Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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