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Christmas in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Simmons 2 House

Circa 1870s

 
 
Simmons 2 House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
1. Simmons 2 House Marker
Inscription. George Washington Simmons and Ann McDougald Simmons were married at Silver Springs in 1856. They soon moved to the Orlando area where they lived near Curry’s Ford for a number of years. Then in 1873 they settled at Taylor Creek near Fort Christmas on the Henry Hodges improvement.

They moved there with eight of their nine children ranging in ages from fourteen to newborn. Their oldest daughter, not quite sixteen, had already married. The family farmed the land and raised livestock. The one room house represents the simplest structures, which was added to throughout the years by connecting rooms with cover porches and breezeways.
 
Location. 28° 33.773′ N, 81° 1.328′ W. Marker is in Christmas, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from North Fort Christmas Road. Touch for map. The house is part of Fort Christmas Historic Park, located just off State Road 50, 20 miles east of Orlando. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 N. Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas FL 32709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brown House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yates House (about 300 feet away); Fort Christmas (about 300

Simmons 2 House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
2. Simmons 2 House Marker
feet away); Chuluota (approx. 8.1 miles away); Windover Archaeological Site (approx. 10.7 miles away); Fort Lane (approx. 12.2 miles away); Hernandez Trail (approx. 12.4 miles away); LaGrange Community Church (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christmas.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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