“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orange County, Florida

Clickable Map of Orange County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Orange County, FL (103) Brevard County, FL (204) Lake County, FL (47) Osceola County, FL (15) Polk County, FL (87) Seminole County, FL (107) Volusia County, FL (324)  OrangeCounty(103) Orange County (103)  BrevardCounty(204) Brevard County (204)  LakeCounty(47) Lake County (47)  OsceolaCounty(15) Osceola County (15)  PolkCounty(87) Polk County (87)  SeminoleCounty(107) Seminole County (107)  VolusiaCounty(324) Volusia County (324)
Adjacent to Orange County, Florida
    Brevard County (204)
    Lake County (47)
    Osceola County (15)
    Polk County (87)
    Seminole County (107)
    Volusia County (324)
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1Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-1054 — Apopka Schoolhouse
Public education has always been an important part of Apopka's history. In 1879, Orange County held its first institute for teacher education in Apopka. In the early 1880s, the school in Apopka lacked a permanent building and was forced to hold its . . . Map (db m146436) HM
2Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-638 — Community of Piedmont
Piedmont, named in the late 1890s, was comprised of a wide area around Blue lake, one and one-half miles east of Apopka City. It was a close-knit community populated in the 1870s almost entirely by Swedish immigrants. Among the earliest settlers . . . Map (db m72441) HM
3Florida (Orange County), Apopka — Dr. Howard A. Kelly Park
To the memory of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly of Baltimore, Maryland, one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical school. He was a great surgeon, teacher and medical authority, and above all, a Christian gentleman. Dr. Kelly, in 1927 . . . Map (db m66834) HM
4Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-868 — Dr. Howard A. Kelly Park
Rock Springs is the source of the Rock Springs Run, a swift running stream with an average flow of 26,000 gallons per minute and a constant temperature of 68 degrees. The spring flows from limestone containing fossils that date back 17 million . . . Map (db m94341) HM
5Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-943 — Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
This little church began as a simple rectangular board and batten structure built in 1886 by the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Apopka. Services were held in the church for ten years until the Great Freeze of 1895 forced the . . . Map (db m104871) HM
6Florida (Orange County), Apopka — Farm Workers Enrich the Cultural History of Lake Apopka
The history of people and the environment intertwine at Lake Apopka. Lake Apopka has a long history as a farming community. Beginning in the 1940s, about 20,000 acres of wetlands along the north shore of Lake Apopka were drained and diked to . . . Map (db m165348) HM
7Florida (Orange County), Apopka — Lake Apopka North Shore
Restoring Lake Apopka The Lake Apopka Restoration Act of 1985 and the Florida Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Act of 1987 paved the way for restoration work to begin. Activities have included: • Purchase of more than . . . Map (db m165349) HM
8Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-714 — Lovell's Landing at Lake Apopka
In the 1870s, the early settlers of northwest Orange County looked to area waterways as commercial highways. Lake Apopka, the head of the Ocklawaha chain of lakes, offered access to the St. Johns River near Palatka and a way for citrus and vegetable . . . Map (db m72409) HM
9Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-251 — Oldest Masonic Lodge Building in Continuous Use in Florida
Masonic Lodge No. 36 of the Grand Jurisdiction of Florida was established in 1856 and is still serving under a warrant issued that year. This building was erected here in 1859; the upper story has been continually used for lodge meetings. The . . . Map (db m72418) HM
10Florida (Orange County), Christmas — Brown Housecirca 1900
Ephriam Legrand Brown built this house in 1900. Mr. Brown was born in Americus, Georgia in 1859 and came to Florida at the age of sixteen. He worked as a surveyor. In 1882 he married Julia Roberts of the Roberts Plantation on Lake Mills. He . . . Map (db m108107) HM
11Florida (Orange County), Christmas — F-252 — Fort Christmas
As white settlers moved into Florida in the 1820's and 1830's, there were growing demands that the Seminole Indians be removed to a reservation west of the Mississippi. Efforts to convince the Seminoles to move failed, and in 1835 the conflict known . . . Map (db m54086) HM
12Florida (Orange County), Christmas — Fort Christmas
Fort Christmas Built in 1835 Three miles north of this marker Erected by Orlando Chapter, D.A.R. 1951 Map (db m156158) HM
13Florida (Orange County), Christmas — Simmons 2 Housecirca 1870s
George Washington Simmons and Ann McDougald Simmons were married at Silver Springs in 1856. They soon moved to the Orlando area where they lived near Curry’s Ford for a number of years. Then in 1873 they settled at Taylor Creek near Fort Christmas . . . Map (db m108044) HM
14Florida (Orange County), Christmas — Yates Housecirca 1890s
John Burl (Bud) Yates III, born in 1875, and Polly Canada, born in 1874, lived on the John Burl Yates’ homestead, located on Taylor Creek when they first were married. They converted an old shed into living quarters and prepared meals on a 'cook . . . Map (db m108093) HM
15Florida (Orange County), Conway — Citrus Industry and Red Hill Groves/Conway School
Citrus Industry and Red Hill Groves Cattle ranches and turpentine stills filled the Conway landscape in the late nineteenth century, but it was the citrus industry that would predominate in most of the twentieth century. For miles, neat . . . Map (db m101053) HM
16Florida (Orange County), Conway — Conway First Baptist Church/Fort Gatlin
Conway First Baptist Church The Conway First Baptist Church was organized in 1910 and first housed in a clubhouse on Arnold Avenue and Anderson Road. In February 1911, the clubhouse and lot were sold or exchanged for five acres of land . . . Map (db m101052) HM
17Florida (Orange County), Conway — Conway United Methodist Church/Brick Road
Conway United Methodist Church The Conway Methodist Church was first organized in 1874 as the Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church South. Services were held monthly in a log cabin and led by a circuit rider. The building also served as the . . . Map (db m93389) HM
18Florida (Orange County), Conway — St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church/Datson Dairy
St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church was built on land donated by Mary Walker in 1915. It was a small frame building with a steeple to the side of the main entrance The small African American community . . . Map (db m101051) HM
19Florida (Orange County), Conway — The English Colony/The Polo Club
The English Colony A group of Englishmen known locally as the English Colony immigrated to Conway in the 1880s. They came as a result of a land and citrus industry promotion by the state and railroad corporations that promised an annual . . . Map (db m101054) HM
20Florida (Orange County), Eatonville — F-620 — Moseley House
Taylor Street is the eastern boundary of Eatonville and is the site of Jim and Matilda Clark Moseley's home. Matilda, or "Miss Tillie," as she was affectionately called, was the niece of Joseph Clark, Eatonville's founder and first mayor. Early . . . Map (db m52686) HM
21Florida (Orange County), Lake Buena Vista — The Liberty Bell
The Province Bell was the name first used to describe me. I was ordered from the English bell foundry of Whitechapel in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Assembly. I was to be part of the celebration which would commemorate the 50th anniversary of William . . . Map (db m76520) HM
22Florida (Orange County), Lake Buena Vista — The Liberty Tree
Under the boughs of the original Liberty Tree in Boston in 1765, patriots, calling themselves “The Sons of Liberty,” gathered to protest the imposition of the Stamp Act. In the years that followed, almost every American town had a . . . Map (db m76711) HM
23Florida (Orange County), Lake Buena Vista — Tyrannosaurus Rex“Sue”
This fossil cast is an exact replica of “Sue”, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. Named for her discoverer, Sue was found in South Dakota on August 12, 1990. Sue is 90% complete, a fossil find of enormous importance . . . Map (db m76896) HM
24Florida (Orange County), Maitland — F-524 — Black Bear Trail
The Black Bear Trail, so named because it ran through the natural habitat of the black bear, was organized by The Black Bear Trail, Inc., an association of officials of Chambers of Commerce, boards of trade and cities lying along the route of the . . . Map (db m7453) HM
25Florida (Orange County), Maitland — Carpentry Shop Museum
This historic workshop, built around 1883, was the site of William H. Waterhouse's woodworking and construction business. A pioneer settler and carpenter, Mr. Waterhouse built many of the early homes in Maitland and constructed the pews for he First . . . Map (db m52525) HM
26Florida (Orange County), Maitland — F-760 — Church of the Good Shepherd
The Church of the Good Shepherd (known as "The Chapel") was established in 1882 by the Right Reverend Henry Benjamin Whipple, the first Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Minnesota, who wintered in Maitland because of poor health. Bishop Whipple . . . Map (db m93356) HM
27Florida (Orange County), Maitland — F-49 — First Presbyterian ChurchMaitland
This congregation was organized in 1882 by ten Presbyterian settlers under the direction of the Rev. W.G.F. Wallace when Maitland was a pioneer hamlet. The church building was constructed in 1883, and it is one of the oldest churches still in use in . . . Map (db m7451) HM
28Florida (Orange County), Maitland — Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland1838 — Directly east of this highway —
Fort Maitland was built in November 1838 by Lt. Col. Alexander C. W. Fanning, U.S.A. (1788-1848) on the military road connecting Fort Melon (Sanford) with Fort Gatlin (Orlando) and used as a stockade in the war between the United States and the . . . Map (db m7452) HM
29Florida (Orange County), Maitland — F-523 — Lake Lily DriveA Florida Heritage Site
This road was the first direct route from Northeast Florida to Maitland. It followed Maitland Avenue around this west side of Lake Lily and continued south on what is now Highway 17-92. During the Second Seminole War the United States Army used this . . . Map (db m13636) HM
30Florida (Orange County), Maitland — F-522 — Railroading in Maitland
Before the railroad to Lake Maitland, travelers boarded a steamboat in Jacksonville for the trip up the St. Johns River to Sanford. The St. Johns River is one of only three rivers in the United States that flows from south to north. Landing at . . . Map (db m52452) HM
31Florida (Orange County), Maitland — 83001434 — William H. Waterhouse ResidenceBuilt in 1884
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior July 15, 1983Map (db m52521) HM
32Florida (Orange County), Ocoee — F-1078 — Orange County Election Day Violence/ Ocoee Massacre and Exodus
Orange County Election Day Violence Leading up to Election Day on November 2, 1920, the Ku Klux Klan and the United Confederate Veterans held rallies and parades to discourage African Americans from voting. County officials arranged for . . . Map (db m160890) HM
33Florida (Orange County), Ocoee — The Christian ChurchOcoee Historical Site
This church was built in 1891 by Gen. William T. Withers. The General died before the construction was completed, but Mrs. Withers finished the job in her husband's honor. The land was donated by Cpt. Sims. The church is Gothic architecture. The . . . Map (db m146480) HM
34Florida (Orange County), Orlando — "Lest We Forget"
In memory of the Orange County Boys who gave their lives in the World War Erected by the Orlando Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution aided by patriotic citizens of Orange County 1924Map (db m7420) WM
35Florida (Orange County), Orlando — 1972 B-52 Crash
At 11:20 a.m. on March 31, 1972, a 306th Bombardment Wing B-52D Stratofortress bomber stationed at nearby McCoy Air Force Base (now Orlando International Airport) crashed on this site. The plane, which was not carrying any weapons, had left . . . Map (db m82976) HM
36Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-401 — Astronaut John Watts Young
John Watts Young, NASA astronaut, Gemini veteran, Apollo moonwalker, and space shuttle commander, was the first American to travel in space six times. As an Orlando High School student, Young lived in this house at 815 West Princeton Street from . . . Map (db m72371) HM
37Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-904 — Atlantic Coastline Station
(side 1) In 1880, the South Florida Railroad built a railway through Orlando. The small community boomed with land speculators, citrus and cattle investors, and tourists. In 1902, the larger Atlantic Coastline Railroad acquired the South . . . Map (db m100895) HM
38Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Banner Dam(Control Structure 51)
One of five structures built by Orange County Public Works for flood control in the Little Econlockhatchee River Completed in 1968 Orange County Government FloridaMap (db m170339) HM
39Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Bumby Hardware
Joseph Bumby, Sr. came from Great Britain in 1873. He started selling hay, grain and fertilizer from a warehouse on Church Street. When the railroad arrived in 1880 his warehouse was used as the depot and he was the ticket agent. In 1886, Bumby . . . Map (db m132082) HM
40Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-475 — Carver Court Public Housing Complex
Built in 1945 for $468,700, Carver Court was a public housing development set up by the Orlando Housing Authority in an effort to stimulate the economy, resolve growing slum and housing problems, and meet local demands associated with the massive . . . Map (db m72387) HM
41Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-475 — Carver Court Public Housing Complex
Built in 1945 for $468,700, Carver Court was a public housing development set up by the Orlando Housing Authority in an effort to stimulate the economy, resolve growing slum and housing problems, and meet local demands associated with the massive . . . Map (db m72407) HM
42Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Cheney Dam(Control Structure 52)
One of five structures built by Orange County Public Works for flood control in the Little Econlockhatchee River Completed in 1970 Orange County Government FloridaMap (db m170340) HM
43Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Combat Wounded VeteransOrlando Veterans Memorial Park
My Stone Is Red For The Blood They Shed. The Medal I Bear Is America’s Way To Show It Cares. If I Could Be Seen By All Mankind Maybe Peace Will Come In My Lifetime. Dedicated to the Everlasting Memory of All Veterans . . . Map (db m143451) WM
44Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Don Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaLake Eola Park
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla "Father of the Homeland" May 8, 1753 – July 30, 1811 Initiated Mexico’s movement of independence on September 16, 1810, leading the people in its fight towards national freedom. On . . . Map (db m166425) HM
45Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Dr. Phillips House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m132197) HM
46Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-838 — Eppes-Shine Plot Greenwood Cemetery
(side 1) Buried here are members of the Eppes and Shine families, descendants of President Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and the father of the University . . . Map (db m93096) HM
47Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Fleet Reserve Association
Fleet Reserve Assn The Delbert D. Black Branch 117 Orlando, Fl. Fleet Reserve Association Dedicated to Navy, Marine Corps And Coast Guard Veterans Who Have Served The United States Of America With Honor . . . Map (db m143498) WM
48Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Fort Gatlin 1838
Marking the site of Fort Gatlin 1838 Military OutpostMap (db m54077) HM
49Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-808 — H. H. Dickson Azalea Park / Washington Street Bridge
H. H. Dickson Azalea Park Dickson Azalea Park began as a natural stream, later named Fern Creek, in a deep ravine surrounded by native ferns, palms, and oaks. It once was a watering hole for cattle herders driving their animals south. State . . . Map (db m93268) HM
50Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Italian American War Veterans Of The United States
Italian American War Veterans Of The United States Post #4 Department of Florida Veterans Dedicated To Helping Veterans Mickie Abbott • Catherine Alessandri • Andrew Amoroso • Anthony Angelillo • Carmen Anzivino • Eugene . . . Map (db m143568) WM
51Florida (Orange County), Orlando — J. P. Musselwhite & Family
In memory of and tribute to J. P. Musselwhite, public spirited citizen, who was the donor of most of the land on the east and north sides of Lake Eola for public park purposes, and his surviving family, Troy C. Musselwhite and Agnes Musselwhite . . . Map (db m7449) HM
52Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-806 — Jack Kerouac House
Writer Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) lived and wrote in this 1920s tin-roofed house between 1957 and 1958. It was here that Kerouac received instant fame for publication of his bestselling book, On the Road, which brought him acclaim and . . . Map (db m93196) HM
53Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-932 — John R. Mott House Site
Built in 1920, the former house at 528 E. Washington Street was once home to Nobel Peace Prize winner John Raleigh Mott (1869-1955). As general secretary of the National War Work Council, a World War I era Young Men’s Christian Association . . . Map (db m111212) HM
54Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Jose P. RizalJune 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896 — Lake Eola Park —
Physician, Poet, Novelist, Linguist, Artist, Patriot, Architect of Filipino Unity and the Soul of the Philippine struggle for Freedom and Independence. “There Are No Tyrants Where There Are No Slaves” . . . Map (db m166423) HM
55Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park is the most historic and widely recognized symbol of the City of Orlando. It was established in 1883 as the City’s first public park after Orlando homesteaders Jacob and Fanny Summerlin donated the Lake and some of the surrounding . . . Map (db m138883) HM
56Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Linton E. Allen Memorial FountainOrlando Centennial Fountain
Upper marker:: Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain Renamed July 12, 1965 Robert S. Carr, Mayor Lower marker:: Orlando Centennial Fountain Constructed by the Orlando Utilities Commission R. T. Overstreet, President • . . . Map (db m7416) HM
57Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain
The Lake Eola Fountain was completely rebuilt after a devastating lightning Strike in 2009. The renovation, inspired and supported by the community, is loyal to the original 1957 design but with a modern choreographed light, music & water show.Map (db m138885) HM
58Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Lynching of July Perry / Racial Violence in AmericaNovember 3, 1920 — Community Remembrance Project —
Lynching of July Perry November 3, 1920 On Election Day, November 3, 1920, black residents in the Ocoee area who owned land and businesses were eager to vote. Despite a terrorizing Ku Klux Klan march through the streets of . . . Map (db m137336) HM
59Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mathew Robinson Marks
In Memory of Mathew Robinson Marks Mayor of Orlando 1889-1890 through whose vision the planting of our magnificent shade trees was inaugurated.Map (db m6914) HM
60Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mohandas K. Gandhi1869 - 1948
Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi, a pivotal world figure of the 20th Century, who renounced all worldly possessions, devoting his life to work for the dignity and uplift of the downtrodden. He led India to freedom from British rule with peaceful . . . Map (db m166042) HM
61Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mount Pleasant Baptist Church701 West South Street
This African American church was organized in 1919 and met in various locations, including a bush arbor constructed of poles covered with branches. In 1921, land was purchased at this corner for a permanent structure, which was completed in 1924. . . . Map (db m102978) HM
62Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Navy SeabeesOrlando Veterans Memorial Park
Navy Seabees With Willing Hearts and Skillful Hands, the Difficult We do at Once, the Impossible Takes a Bit Longer Seabees Can Do We Build We Fight Map (db m143452) WM
63Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orange County 9-11 Memorial
These flags fly in honor and memory of those who lost their lives and loved ones in the attacks on our cherished American freedoms that took place in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Southwestern Pennsylvania on 9/11/2001 . . . Map (db m138803) WM
64Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orange County Courthouse
Orange County Courthouse 65 East Central Boulevard Architect Murry S. King designed the sixth Orange County Courthouse in Orlando and supervised its construction until his death in 1925. The building was completed in 1927 under . . . Map (db m138470) HM
65Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando and Tainan, Sister CitiesLake Eola Park
This huge black-marble stone was sculpted by the winds for over ten thousand years. It was discovered high in the mountains in Hua-Lien County on the eastern coast of Taiwan at an altitude of one thousand six hundred meters. It has been a major . . . Map (db m166438) HM
66Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-644 — Orlando Army Air Base
Orlando Municipal Airport opened in 1928 on 65 acres of land north of Lake Underhill. In 1940, with Europe at war, the United States Army took over the airport for defense purposes, activating it as the Orlando Army Air Base on September 1, 1940. . . . Map (db m54047) HM
67Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando Reeves
In whose honor our city Orlando was named Killed in this vicinity by Indians September 1835 "How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their Country's wishes blest." Wm. CollinsMap (db m7418) HM
68Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando Veterans Memorial Park
To those who died, honor and eternal rest To those still missing, remembrance and hope To those who returned, gratitude and peaceMap (db m144355) WM
69Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando’s Round Building
This 20’ Tall pre-cast concrete architectural element is one of the surviving segments of the 120 pieces that formed the “Brise Soleil” curtain wall that wrapped around what was known as “Orlando’s Round Building.” . . . Map (db m143841) HM
70Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando's First Settler, Aaron Jernigan
Aaron Jernigan moved to what is now Orlando in 1843 after the passage of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842 that opened vast areas of Florida for settlement. According to the law, one could move onto land at least two miles from an established . . . Map (db m73676) HM
71Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Patriots Of The American Revolution
Patriots Of The American Revolution 1775 - 1783. Heroes Of Liberty Daughters Of The American Revolution Orlando Chapter Dedicated June 12, 2010 Map (db m143559) WM
72Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Pearl Harbor
To Those Who Died To Those Who Survived Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Inc. Central Florida Chapter 2 Dedicates This Memorial To The Military Men And Woman Serving At Stations On Oahu Hawaii During The Japanese Attack . . . Map (db m143496) WM
73Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Rosalind Club11 North Rosalind Avenue
The Rosalind Club, a ladies club organized in 1894, constructed its first clubhouse on the current site of the Angebilt Hotel. In 1916, Orlando architect Murry S. King designed this structure overlooking Lake Eola. In 1919, the city . . . Map (db m139097) HM
74Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 24, 1783 and died in Santa Marta, Columbia, on December 17, 1830. Liberator of Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and founder of Bolivia. "Without equality, all freedoms and all . . . Map (db m166045) WM
75Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Site and Home of Francis Eppes
Site and home of Francis Eppes Grandson of President Thomas Jefferson Original house built 1868Map (db m111047) HM
76Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-483 — Site of Fort Gatlin
On November 9, 1838, during the Second Seminole Indian War (1835-42), the U.S. Army established Fort Gatlin in Mosquito County. This fort was named for Army Assistant Surgeon John S. Gatlin (1806-1835), who was killed in the Dade Massacre in 1835. . . . Map (db m6912) HM
77Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Sperry Fountain
E.F. Sperry was elected Mayor of Orlando in 1913 and died in office in 1916. As one of Orlando’s pioneer citizens, he dedicated himself to the growing City and founded The South Florida Foundry and Machine Works. This is an exact replica of the . . . Map (db m166083) HM
78Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-854 — The Black Bottom House of Prayer
In the summer of 1916, a few Black families from the Deep South settled in an area of Orlando called the Black Bottom, so named because when it rained, water settled in the area and remained so long that residents built canoes for transportation. As . . . Map (db m128317) HM
79Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-859 — The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke
Francis Wayles Eppes, grandson of President Thomas Jefferson, moved from Tallahassee to Orlando in 1869. Eppes was the first pioneer to gather Episcopal settlers in the area for worship. They purchased this site at the corner of Jefferson Street, . . . Map (db m93070) HM
80Florida (Orange County), Orlando — The Council Oak
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81Florida (Orange County), Orlando — The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen
(Side one): To the honored memory of The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen of the Confederate states of America. "Time cannot teach forgetfulness when grief's full heart is fed by fame." (Side two): "Tis wreathed around with . . . Map (db m7448) HM
82Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-923 — Tinker Field
Side 1 Joe Tinker (1880-1948) was an Orlando real estate developer and professional baseball player. While playing with the Chicago Cubs from 1906 to 1910, Tinker won four pennants, two World Series championships, and was part of a famous . . . Map (db m120473) HM
83Florida (Orange County), Orlando — United States Marine Corps10 November 1775
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84Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Veterans of the Battle of the BulgeArdennes
Dedicated to the gallant men and women who participated in the Battle of the Bulge, World War II, 16 December 1944 thru 25 January 1945 in Belgium and Luxembourg, the greatest battle ever fought by the United States Army. The Veterans of the Battle . . . Map (db m7450) HM
85Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Vietnam War MemorialOrlando Veteran’s Memorial Park
The Vietnamese People, Servicemen and Women of all branches of The Republic of Vietnam pay great tribute to the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War Dân – Quân - Cán – Chính Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa Tri Ón . . . Map (db m153374) WM
86Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Walden's Live Oak
In 1548 when I sprouted, Florida belonged to Spain. When I was 17 the oldest city in Florida, St. Augustine, was established. I was 215 years old when Spain traded Florida to Britain. When Florida became a U.S. Territory, I had lived 274 years. In . . . Map (db m129719) HM
87Florida (Orange County), Tildenville — Brick Road
Paved in brick, this stretch of State Road 22 evokes a brief but important era in Florida transportation. As the nation swapped horses for automobiles, states struggled to update their roadways; here in Florida, narrow car tires had turned roads of . . . Map (db m160889) HM
88Florida (Orange County), Union Park — Michaels Dam(Control Structure 48)
One of five structures built by Orange County Public Works for flood control in the Little Econlockhatchee River Completed in 1965 Orange County Government FloridaMap (db m170338) HM
89Florida (Orange County), Windermere — F-867 — 1887 Windermere Schoolhouse
Opened in 1887, this structure is the only surviving one-room school house in Orange County, and one of the few still standing in Florida. The Frame Vernacular building, capped with a metal roof, was communally constructed using locally milled . . . Map (db m93069) HM
90Florida (Orange County), Windermere — F-1094 — Cal Palmer Memorial Building1911
In 1911, John Calvin “Cal” Palmer (1869-1965) and Dr. J. Howard Johnson (1871-1936) formed the Windermere Improvement Company and purchased all the lots of Windermere. They set about making it a destination for people to escape the harsh . . . Map (db m160891) HM
91Florida (Orange County), Windermere — 6 — Forced EastwardFlorida De Soto Trail — July 17, 1539 —
It’s July 17, 1539… Hernando de Soto’s army has moved further north to the shores of this large lake – We have decided to name the lake St. John. Those of us in the cavalry have just returned from scouting ahead. We searched the . . . Map (db m126572) HM
92Florida (Orange County), Windermere — F-370 — Windermere Town Hall
The settlement of Windermere began in the mid-1880s when Englishman Stanley Scott built his home in the area, giving it and the surrounding orange groves the name of Windermere, in memory of the Lake Windermere region of England. Other settlers . . . Map (db m53961) HM
93Florida (Orange County), Winter Garden — Pounds Motor Company162 West Plant Street
Constructed in 1926, this building housed Pounds Motor Company for 82 years. Here, Hoyle Pounds operated the largest tractor dealership in the southeast U.S. As early as 1918, Pounds encouraged citrus owners to replace mules used to plow groves with . . . Map (db m81328) HM
94Florida (Orange County), Winter Garden — F-861 — Winter Garden Downtown Historic District
On this corner, farmers built a small wooden train station soon after the Orange Belt Railroad reached the area in 1886. By 1899, the Taveres & Gulf Railroad constructed a second rail line and depot nearby. Wooden stores rose alongside the parallel . . . Map (db m93068) HM
95Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — F-1075 — Albin Polasek Home and Studio
This property was the retirement home of internationally-renowned artist Albin Polasek from 1950 until his death in 1965. He is heralded as one of 20th century America’s foremost sculptors. Born in 1879 in Frenstat, Moravia (now Czech Republic), . . . Map (db m156195) HM
96Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — Hamilton HoltRollins College
In recognition of the distinguished service rendered the city of Winter Park by Hamilton Holt and mark the tenth anniversary of his presidency of Rollins College the City Commission of Winter Park, on the occasion of the Rollins . . . Map (db m156395) HM
97Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — Hon. Cornelius Amory PugsleyPugsley Hall — Rollins College —
This stone is from the foundation of the farm house near Peeksville, New York in which was born, 17 July, 1850 Hon. Cornelius Armory Pugsley Member of Congress, Trustee and Honorary Alumnus of Rollins College, founder of its Institute of . . . Map (db m156394) HM
98Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — James RollinsKathleen W. Rollins Hall — Rollins College —
Boulder from the farm of James Rollins Who settled at Newington, New Hampshire in 1644 Rollins College is named after the family that he foundedMap (db m156396) HM
99Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — Knowles Memorial ChapelRollins College
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Knowles Memorial Chapel 1932Map (db m156330) HM
100Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — Rollins College Fiftieth Anniversary
In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting of the charter faculty of Rollins College held on this site 2 November 1885 And in recognition of the contribution to the establishment of Rollins made by its members; . . . Map (db m156320) HM

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