“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Philippe Park

Philippe Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
1. Philippe Park Marker
Inscription. On this promontory Count Odet Philippe, a native of Lyon, France, and surgeon in the French Armed Forces under Napoleon Bonaparte settled in 1842, arriving at this point in his sailing vessel "The Ney." In this area he established St. Helena, his plantation, and upon it he was the first to adapt the grapefruit to Florida culture. Here he raised a large family, many descendants of which now reside in Pinellas County. He pioneered in the development of this area and endowed this site with a history rich in colorful atmosphere. His remains are interred not far from this spot.
Erected 1948 by Pinellas County Park Board.
Location. 28° 0.446′ N, 82° 40.686′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on N. Bayshore Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Safety Harbor FL 34695, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Odet Philippe (within shouting distance of this marker); Safety Harbor Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); Espiritu Santo Church
Philippe Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, May 12, 2008
2. Philippe Park Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Espiritu Santo Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); “The Baranoff Oak” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Endangered (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
Also see . . .  Philippe Park. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Indian mound
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHorticulture & ForestryNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
Philippe Park Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 19, 2011
3. Philippe Park Main Entrance
Located off of Philippe Parkway
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,557 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   3. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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