Near Sebastian in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1889, L.C. Moore built the Ercildoune Hotel on the hill. President Grover Cleveland stayed there while hunting and fishing with Frank Forster and Paul Kroegel and his guides.
Across U.S. #1 is the public road, Dixie Highway, established on April 4, 1910. This led to the old wooden bridge, built in 1909, replacing an earlier ferry. The Ashley Gang was killed on the south end of this bridge in 1924.
Erected 1994 by Indian River County Historical Society.
Location. 27° 51.026′ N, 80° 29.371′ W. Marker is near Sebastian, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and North Indian River Drive, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1. Touch for map. Marker is in a wayside park. Marker is in this post office area: Sebastian FL 32958, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roseland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sebastian (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Survivors’ and Salvagers’ Camp Bensen House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Smith Family Homestead (approx. 6.1 miles away); Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fellsmere Grade (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Fellsmere Railroad (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sebastian.
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