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Near Webster in Hernando County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richloam

 
 
Richloam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2019
1. Richloam Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the former Schroder Land and Timber Company (SLTC) clubhouse. John Schroder, owner of the SLTC, purchased large tracts of land in Hernando and Pasco counties, including the area later known as Richloam. Built around 1916, the clubhouse served as both the company headquarters and the home of its foreman, Lucius Sidney “Sid” Brinson. While SLTC used much of its land for logging and turpentine production, other parts were sold to prospective farmers. The company brought buyers to the area on a train, nicknamed “The Goat,” and the clubhouse included a demonstration farm to showcase local crops. In 1926, SLTC sold the clubhouse and most of its land in the area to the Richloam Land Company (RLC). Hoping to take advantage of the Florida Land Boom, RLC continued to sell lots to new farmers, but had limited success. In 1936, as part of the U.S. Land Resettlement Program, the federal government acquired the land in Richloam from the SLTC, RLC, and other private owners. Some land owners resisted resettlement. The Works Progress Administration began replanting previously clear cut pine trees. In 1954, the State
SLTC Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
2. SLTC Clubhouse
of Florida purchased the Richloam land and incorporated it into the Withlacoochee State Forest.
 
Erected 2018 by Eric & Donna Burkes, Historic Hernando Preservation Society, Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1005.)
 
Location. 28° 30.025′ N, 82° 6.775′ W. Marker is near Webster, Florida, in Hernando County. Marker is on Richloam-Clay Sink Road 0.1 miles south of Riverland Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the fire tower next to the DeSoto Trail kiosk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38294 Richloam-Clay Sink Road, Webster FL 33597, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rumors of Riches (a few steps from this marker); Richloam General Store and Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clay Sink Cemetery, Baptist Church and School (approx. 3 miles away); Fort King Road (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Dade (approx. 4.2 miles away); Trilby Methodist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Owensboro (approx. 6 miles away); Trilby Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Richloam Marker with dignitaries at dedication image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2019
3. Richloam Marker with dignitaries at dedication
Fire tower located just to the north of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2019
4. Fire tower located just to the north of marker.
Richloam Marker unveiling image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2019
5. Richloam Marker unveiling
Richloam Marker with attendees at dedication. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 29, 2019
6. Richloam Marker with attendees at dedication.
DeSoto Trail marker-Rumors of Riches-to the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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