Oviedo in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Oviedo area was first referred to as the Lake Jesup Settlement. Lake Jesup's first store was built on the southern shore in 1870 by John F. Mitchell. Antonio Solary, a Jacksonville merchant, built another store with a larger wharf west of Mitchell's about two years later.
During this time Solary's Wharf was the site of the Lake Jesup post office, and mail and passengers came weekly from Sanford on the Steamboat Volusia.
Solary's Wharf served the Central Florida area until the railroad was built from Sanford in 1886, at which time the Oviedo post office, established in 1879, became the only post office for the community.
George H. Browne, the storekeeper at Solary's Wharf, was speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1887.
In 1888, Oviedo orange growers formed the Oviedo , Lake Charm & Lake Jessup Railroad, with the proposed rails to end at Solary's Wharf. This line never operated,
Erected by Seminole County Historical Commission.
Location. 28° 42.31′ N, 81° 12.393′ W. Marker is in Oviedo, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker can be reached from Black Hammock Fish Camp Road 0.2 miles north of Black Hammock Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker can be found at the boat ramp past the end of the road and adjacent to the Black Hammock Restaurant. It is partially hidden by shrubbery surrounding the boat ramp. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo FL 32765, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oviedo (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wagner (approx. 4.1 miles away); Slavia (approx. 4.3 miles away); Naval Air Station - Sanford (approx. 4½ miles away); Jamestown (approx. 5½ miles away); George C. Means Memorial Bridge (approx. 5.8 miles away); Seminole County Courthouses (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Folks Home (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oviedo.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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