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Palma Sola Community Church

 
 
Palma Sola Community Church Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
1. Palma Sola Community Church Marker-Side 1
Inscription. (Side 1)
This historic non-denominational church, first known as "The Church in the Wildwood" because of location, was established and constructed in 1886 when Asa Pillsbury, Sr. donated land for a church, cemetery and school to trustees A.T. Adams, J.A. Felts and John Flowers. The original wooden church, which was destroyed by fire in 1904, had a foundation of 12 x 12 timbers that washed ashore from shipwrecks in Tampa Bay, logs and lumber from the W.S. Warner family sawmill at Palma Sola Point. J.B. Rogers, an early pioneer of the area, built the present picturesque sanctuary in
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(Side 2)
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1905 on the same timbers with cement blocks made at the site. Mrs. Harold Phelps and Mrs. Frank Smith donated the beautiful Italian cedar trees growing around the sanctuary. They were planted a short time after the new building was completed and are considered to be some of the most significant specimens found in any area of the South. Many pioneer Cortez families attended church here and some are buried in the cemetery. Descendents of church leaders still live in the community. Members are dedicated to the preservation of the sanctuary and historic site.
 
Erected 1998
Palma Sola Community Church Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
2. Palma Sola Community Church Marker-Side 2
by The Manatee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 30.432′ N, 82° 38.886′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Avenue Northwest and 86th Street Court Northwest, on the right when traveling west on 9th Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8604 9th Ave Northwest, Bradenton FL 34209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeSoto Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Palma Sola (approx. 1.9 miles away); Snead Island / Seventh Day Adventist School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Adams and Rogers Cemeteries (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Village of Cortez (approx. 3.7 miles away); Former Town of Fogartyville/Former Town of Wilhelmsenburg (approx. 3.8 miles away); The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); 9th Avenue West Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Also see . . .  Palma Sola Community Church. (Submitted on April 23, 2017.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
Palma Sola Community Church Marker and church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
3. Palma Sola Community Church Marker and church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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