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

DeSoto County Florida Historical Markers

Wide view of the Arcadia City Hall Marker image, Touch for more information
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
Wide view of the Arcadia City Hall Marker
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-563 — Arcadia City Hall1926
The Town of Arcadia was settled in 1883, incorporated in 1886, and became the county seat in 1888. By the late 1880s the population was 300. On Thanksgiving night 1905 the town burned. Three brick stores survived. Using only brick or block, . . . — Map (db m72535) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-910 — Arcadia Historic District
The Arcadia Historic District comprises fifty-eight blocks within 340 acres that embody the city's development from the founding of its post office in 1883 through the late 1920s. The Town of Arcadia was incorporated in 1886 following the arrival of . . . — Map (db m110674) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — Arcadia Oak Ridge Cemetery
During the Second World War, the Arnold Plan established six British Flying Training Schools in the United States where Royal Air Force cadets could receive primary flight training under civilian instruction. Many of the thousands of cadets who . . . — Map (db m110865) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-61 — DeSoto County
Named after the great Spanish conquistador and Florida explorer Hernando De Soto, the county was created out of Manatee County in 1887. The area's original inhabitants were Caloosa Indians. In early Florida history the region was the scene of . . . — Map (db m72534) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-685 — Florida Baptist Orphanage
The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes began when the Florida Baptist State Convention authorized the establishment of the Florida Baptist Orphanage in Arcadia in 1901 to care for care for orphaned children until they were 18 years old or were adopted . . . — Map (db m110866) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-525 — Owens Community School
The Owens Community School was built 1916-1918 in the once thriving community of Owens. The community and school were named for Owen H. Dishong (1850-1902), the first sheriff of DeSoto County, serving 1887 to 1893 and 1897 to 1901. He was a charter . . . — Map (db m72814) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — The British PlotOak Ridge Cemetery
Buried herein are twenty-three Royal Air Force Cadets who died while in training at U.S. flying training fields in South Florida during W.W.II. — Map (db m110864) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Fort Ogden — F-256 — Fort Ogden
As white settlers moved into Florida, demands increased for the removal of the Seminole Indians to a western reservation. The Seminoles failed to cooperate, and in 1835 the conflict known as the Second Seminole War began. By 1841, the Indians . . . — Map (db m72605) HM

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