Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Royal Poinciana Chapel
This Interdenominational Chapel was the earliest church organization in Dade County (of which Palm Beach County was a part). The chapel was founded in 1884 under the auspices of the Home Missionary Society of the Congregational Church by Rev. A.B. Dilley. The first school house in the county was built also to accommodate the Sabbath worshippers. The present church building, erected on a site donated by Henry M. Flagler and later enlarged, opened in December 1895. Dr. S.M. Lindsay, the minister, calls the chapel “One of Godís service stations on the highway of life.”
Erected 1975 by Seminole Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 26° 42.782′ N, 80° 2.522′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from Cocoanut Row just south of Whitehall Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the chapel Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sea Gull Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Cocoanut Grove House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Royal Poinciana Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flagler Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old St. Ann's Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Palm Beach Fishing Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach.
Also see . . . The Royal Poinciana Chapel. (Submitted on August 11, 2016.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.