“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Collier County Florida Historical Markers

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By Sandra Hughes, October 3, 2015
Museum of the Everglades
Florida (Collier County), Everglade City — F-269 — Old Laundry Building - Everglades Women's Club
The first permanent white settlers arrived in this region in the late 19th century. A community dependent on hunting, fishing, and farming soon emerged. The land upon which Everglades City now stands was acquired in 1921-22 by Barron Collier, a . . . — Map (db m90092) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglades — F-649 — Everglades Community Church Established 1926
This building was completed by April 1940 on land donated in May 1939 by the estate of Barron Gift Collier, founder of the county which bears his name and its largest landholder. The congregation at that time was Presbyterian, officially established . . . — Map (db m90290) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglades — Old Collier County Courthouse
This building was completed in 1928 to be the first seat of government for Collier County which was founded in 1923 by entrepreneur and landowner Barron Gift Collier. The Town of Everglades was also headquarters for the building of the Tamiami Trail . . . — Map (db m90095) HM
Florida (Collier County), Naples — Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris
In grateful appreciation to Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris Acquisition of this park was made possible when Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris arranged the purchase of the land on April 24, 1964, through their St. Charles, . . . — Map (db m15877) HM
Florida (Collier County), Naples — Rosemary Cemetery
Opened in 1931, Rosemary Cemetery was originally established on twenty acres of land given by Edward W. Crayton, a prominent Naples citizen and president of the Naples Improvement Company. It served as the town's only cemetery until 1955. The graves . . . — Map (db m15878) HM
Florida (Collier County), Naples — F-157 — The Naples Pier
Built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, the Naples Pier stands as a community landmark. Narrow gauge train rails spanning the length of the pier transported freight and baggage in the early 1900s. Part of the structure as well as the post . . . — Map (db m92802) HM
Florida (Collier County), Naples — Tin City City of Naples Diamond Jubilee 1923-1998
Tin City's legacy began in the 1920's when Henry Espenlaub, brother-in-law of Ed Frank (Swamp Buggy Creator), leased his property to pioneering commercial fishing families. They constructed docks and tin roofed buildings to serve fishing fleets and . . . — Map (db m90088) HM
Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Ochopee Post Office
Considered to be the smallest post office in the United States, this building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed belonging to the J. T. Gaunt Company tomato farm. It was hurriedly pressed into service by postmaster Sidney Brown after a disastrous . . . — Map (db m90091) HM
Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — The Cypress Swamp
The watery forest was born from a slow-moving creek whose waters rise and fall year after year, flooding the shallow banks and then withdrawing.

Here brown waters reflect the tall trees, Spanish-moss and clouds in the sky. Alligators, birds . . . — Map (db m100647)

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