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Near Land O Lakes in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Concord Stagecoach Road

 
 
Concord Stagecoach Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 5, 2012
1. Concord Stagecoach Road Marker
Inscription. Stagecoach Village takes its name from the coach road connecting Tampa Bay with the settlement at Chocochattee Hammock, near present-day Brooksville. The route - about 1 1/2 miles west of here - was sometimes called "Scott's Trail," having been cleared by the U.S. Army under Gen. Winfield Scott during the Second Seminole War. An old Indian trail ran parallel to the coach road at this spot.

An archeological examination by Janus research - commissioned by Lennar Homes - revealed two prehistoric campsites in this vicinity, one of them datable between the seventh and fifteenth centuries.

About 1850, the Concord Stagecoach Line began regular passenger service and a relay station known as "26-Mile House," because it was 26 miles south of Chocochatte, was located in this vicinity. Stagecoach service was suspended during the Third Seminole War in 1856 but resumed afterward and continued through the War Between The States. Near the end of the 19th century, stagecoach travel was supplanted by the railroads.
 
Erected 2003 by the Pasco Board of County Commissioners, the Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee, and Lennar Homes, Inc.
 
Location. 28° 12.429′ N, 82° 24.127′ W. Marker is near Land O
Concord Stagecoach Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 5, 2012
2. Concord Stagecoach Road Marker
Photo taken in park facing Stagecoach Village Blvd.
Lakes, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on Stagecoach Village Blvd 0.4 miles west of Wesley Chapel Blvd (County Road 54), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Land O Lakes FL 34639, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dupree Gardens (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ehren Community (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ehren African American Community / Mount Carmel Church And Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Double Branch Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wesley Chapel (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Lutz Elementary School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter (approx. 6.8 miles away); Holton Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Stagecoaches Once Rumbled Through Pasco. Land O' Lakes Patch article by Jeff Cannon on July 21, 2011. (Submitted on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Concord Stagecoach Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1870s
3. Concord Stagecoach Road Marker
Typical Florida stage coach traveling the rough, sandy ruts. (Photo credit: Florida State Archives, http://landolakes.patch.com/articles/stagecoaches-once-rumbled-through-pasco#photo-6990972)
Concord Stagecoach Advertisement image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, July 1865
4. Concord Stagecoach Advertisement
Concord Stage Company advertisement for passenger service from Pilatka to Tampa. (Photo credit: Florida State Archives, http://landolakes.patch.com/articles/stagecoaches-once-rumbled-through-pasco#photo-6990983)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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