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Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Circle B Bar Ranch

 
 
Circle B Bar Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2016
1. Circle B Bar Ranch Marker
Inscription. The shore of Lake Hancock was home to this region's first settlers. In 1949, Al and Betty Bellotto bought a portion of this property and founded the Cattle B Bar Ranch. Their success in the citrus and cattle industries and desire to conserve open spaces expanded the ranch to more than 1200 acres. In 1994, the citizens of Polk County, recognizing the need to protect natural areas, funded the Polk County Environmental Lands Program. With support from the Southwest Florida Management District this property was purchased from the Bellotto Family in 2000 as a key to the enhancement and protection of the Upper Peace River Watershed.
 
Erected 2014 by The Polk County Historical Commission, Farm Credit of Central Florida, Polk County Cattleman's Association, Polk County Farm Bureau. (Marker Number PCHC-016.)
 
Location. 27° 59.706′ N, 81° 51.886′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from Winter Lake Road (State Road 540) west of Jacque Lake Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the first parking area of the Circle B Bar Reserve Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland FL 33803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Circle B Bar Ranch Marker in parking area image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2016
2. Circle B Bar Ranch Marker in parking area
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Fraser (approx. 3.2 miles away); Acton Community (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Sorosis Club Building (approx. 6 miles away); The Women's Club of Lakeland (approx. 6.1 miles away); Second Mass. Infantry Camp (approx. 6.3 miles away); Munn Park (approx. 6 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Categories. AgricultureEnvironment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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