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Near New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mc Neil Homestead 1882

 
 
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By Julie Szabo, January 1, 2008
1. Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker
Inscription. This plat of land (Section 6, Township 26S, Range 17E) was surveyed in January 1847 for the newly formed state of Florida by Deputy Surveyor George Watson. In 1851 the state government created the Internal Improvement Board to encourage settlement, decrease the threat of Indian uprisings and provide funds for internal improvements such as roads. The land was purchased from this Board in 1882 by James Mc Neill, a veteran of the Civil War, 1st Regt., Florida Infantry, Confederate States of America. Tax records indicate it was later owned by J. M. Mitchell (1906-1915), L. L. Anderson (1915-1937) and J. B. Starkey (1937-1972) before its present ownership by SWFWMD. The remains of this early "cracker" homestead indicate activities included farming, timbering, and turpentine production. This Pasco County historic landmark is registered with the Florida Master Site File of the Division of Historical Resources as site #PA1385. Its rediscovery and preservation for the public is a direct result of the combined efforts of BSA Explorer Post 604, members of Boy Scout Troops of the West Central Florida Council of BSA and various organizations and members of the community.
 
Location. 28° 15.239′ N, 82° 38.265′ W. Marker is near New Port Richey, Florida, in Pasco County
Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 1, 2008
2. Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker
. Marker can be reached from Wilderness Park Blvd near J B Starkey Blvd. Touch for map. Accessible on foot or bike via a paved then sandy trail through J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, New Port Richey FL 34655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moon Lake Gardens and Dude Ranch (approx. 2.7 miles away); Moon Lake Gardens Stone Barn (approx. 2.8 miles away); Seven Springs (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sims Park (approx. 5.1 miles away); Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Elfers School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Elfers (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Port Richey.
 
More about this marker. Loop path goes around sites of cabin, well, refuse area and gravesites.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 1, 2008
3. Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker
Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 1, 2008
4. Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker
Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 1, 2008
5. Mc Neil Homestead 1882 Marker
Pioneer frontier graves were often surrounded by rocks, sea shells or pieces of household pottery. Without readily available transportation to take the deceased to a cemetery, family members were often buried on the property shortly after death. Research of early census records suggest this is the grave of James McNeill's first wife Martha J. (b-1849) and his son Donald J. (b-1870). They died before 1880.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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