Apopka in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Community of Piedmont
Erected 2008 by The Apopka Historical Society, the City of Apopka, and the Florida Department of State
Location. 28° 39.125′ N, 81° 28.172′ W. Marker is in Apopka, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Piedmont Wekiwa Road and Benbow Court. Touch for map. The marker is set back from Piedmont Wekiwa Road in a small park. It is most easily accessible from the Walmart Supercenter parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka FL 32703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest City (approx. 2.1 miles away); Oldest Masonic Lodge Building in Continuous Use in Florida (approx. 2.4 miles away); Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (approx. 2½ miles away); Orange Belt Railway (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lovell's Landing at Lake Apopka (approx. 5 miles away); Moseley House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Seminole County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Railroading in Maitland (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apopka.
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1. Swedes In Piedmont Kept Tradition Alive In New Land - Orlando Sentinel. To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in their new homeland, Swedish families from Sanford, Oviedo and Oakland joined others at Piedmont. (Submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Plaque to honor pioneers of tiny Piedmont - Orlando Sentinel. History lies in an unexpected place here -- at the intersection of two major thoroughfares and the site of a Walmart Supercenter. But maybe the ghosts of the Swedish settlers who founded the Piedmont community on the site in the 1870s would appreciate that their entrepreneurial spirit remains. (Submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.