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

Yates House

circa 1890s

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
1. Yates House Marker
Inscription. John Burl (Bud) Yates III, born in 1875, and Polly Canada, born in 1874, lived on the John Burl Yates’ homestead, located on Taylor Creek when they first were married. They converted an old shed into living quarters and prepared meals on a 'cook stand' in the open. They homesteaded the property where they built this one room house and lived a simple life off the land. They herded cattle, raised livestock, raised livestock, hunted deer, turkey and wild hogs. In early times the kitchen was on the front porch. Polly's sons added the kitchen in the rear of the house after her husband died in 1923. The gray, marl clay for the original stick and mud chimney came from a local clay pit in the Taylor Creek area.
 
Erected by Fort Christmas Historical Park.
 
Location. 28° 33.723′ N, 81° 1.322′ W. Marker is in Christmas, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from North Fort Christmas Road (County Road 420) 1.8 miles north of East Colonial Drive (State Road 50), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The house is located in Fort Christmas Historical Park. 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
Yates House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
2. Yates House Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Brown House (here, next to this marker); Fort Christmas (within shouting distance of this marker); Simmons 2 House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chuluota (approx. 8.2 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Christmas Historical Park. Orange County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on September 9, 2017.) 

2. Fort Christmas Historical Park. North Brevard Business Directory (Submitted on September 9, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Yates House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
3. Yates House Marker
Yates House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
4. Yates House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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