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

Brown House

Circa 1900

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
1. Brown House Marker
Inscription. Ephriam Legrand Brown built this house in 1900. Mr. Brown was born in Americus, Georgia in 1859 and came to Florida at the age of sixteen. He worked as a surveyor. In 1882 he married Julia Roberts of the Roberts Plantation on Lake Mills. He purchased a 40-acre parcel of land where he built a log home and planted an orange grove. When the log home was destroyed by fire, the family lived in the barn while a new home was built. He used the charred, but sound timbers from the log home for the floor joints in the building. Citrus trees planted by Mr. Brown bore fruit until the freeze of 1985. In that year the Brown family was recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a pioneer farm family under the One Hundred Year Farm Family Program.
 
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 Road (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
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By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
2. Brown House Marker
are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yates 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
 
Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
3. Brown House Marker
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By Jay Kravetz, August 10, 2017
4. Brown House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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