Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pasco County was created from Hernando County on May 12, 1887. The area was first inhabited by Muscogee Indians and the first white men in the area came with Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez in May, 1528. Narvaez fought the Indians near the Withlacoochee River before moving northward. Few white settlers were in the area until the 1840's. It is home of St. Leo College and is noted for citrus and naval stores.
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials. (Marker Number F-56.)
Location. 28° 21.85′ N, 82° 11.343′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on 7th Street (State Route 700), (Alternate U.S. 301), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Pasco Avenue and Meridian Avenue, on Courthouse grounds in Dade City. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atlantic Coast Line Depot Jones' Nursing Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dade City Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
1. Pánfilo de Narváez
His expedition marched northward through interior Florida until it reached the territory of the powerful Apalachee Indians. Unable to find the gold and other riches he sought and tired of the hostilities with the Indians, Narváez ordered the construction of four rafts to return to the sea from the interior. He intended to rejoin with his ships and continue to Mexico, but the vessels were destroyed in a storm. Narváez and almost all the members of his expedition died. (Wikipedia)
— Submitted March 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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