Jensens in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lutz Brithers Shingle Mill was loctaced nearby, ca. 1895. With the discovery of clay deposits, a brickyard and kiln began operating about 1907, making bricks which sold at six dollars per thousand. Micker & McLoad quarried rock and crushed limestone in the 1920s.
Until the advent of modern rail technology, a two-story frame switching station was located at the intersection of the two railroads. An overpass was built over the switching station and rails in 1948-49 when the federal highway was re-aligned. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (now CSX Transportation) and removed the Atlantic Coast Line tracks in the late 1980s, resulting in the demolition of the overpass.
In 1989 the Senate of Florida acquired the former rail right-of-way and developed the Withlacoochee State Trail as a linear recreational greenway. Owensboro became its southern terminus.
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Location. 28° 26.758′ N, 82° 11.342′ W. Marker is in Jensens, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on U.S. 301/98 near Withlacoochee State Trail, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located approx. 500 yards south of Mickler Road. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trilby Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trilby Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Dade (approx. 2.4 miles away); Blanton Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fort King Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Whitehouse (approx. 5 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dade City Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away).
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