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Brandon in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brandon Homestead

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Brandon Homestead Marker
Inscription. In 1876 James H. Brandon, son of town founder John Brandon and wife Martha, built this large two-story frame home for his wife Johanna and their seven children. They loved entertaining guests in their Folk Victorian southern mansion.

In 1901 William and Doc Estelle Brandon Varnedoe purchased the home. About 1912 Edward Linsley bought it and from 1946 to 1955 his daughter's family, the Walter Clayton's lived here. In 1960, with financial backing from John "Rudy" Williams, Dick Stowers' dream commenced when they purchased and converted it into a funeral home. "The facade and basic floor plan of the original L-shaped house has been preserved." This structure remains a central image for Brandon today.
 
Erected 1990 by Dedicated in Honor of the Brandon Centennial, Donated by the Dick Stowers Family.
 
Location. 27° 56.239′ N, 82° 17.402′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located opposite Knights Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Brandon FL 33511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114, F. & A.M.
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By Mike Stroud, January 10, 2010
2. Brandon Homestead Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brandon School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brandon Family Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Limona (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gary (approx. 8.3 miles away); Spanish Exploration of Temple Terrace (approx. 8.3 miles away); Reverend Billy Graham (approx. 8.9 miles away); Temple Terraces Country Club Sutton Hall (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
Brandon Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 10, 2010
3. Brandon Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,895 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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