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Historical Markers and War Memorials in DeSoto County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of DeSoto County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg DeSoto County, FL (12) Charlotte County, FL (34) Glades County, FL (3) Hardee County, FL (4) Highlands County, FL (8) Manatee County, FL (106) Sarasota County, FL (248)  DeSotoCounty(12) DeSoto County (12)  CharlotteCounty(34) Charlotte County (34)  GladesCounty(3) Glades County (3)  HardeeCounty(4) Hardee County (4)  HighlandsCounty(8) Highlands County (8)  ManateeCounty(106) Manatee County (106)  SarasotaCounty(248) Sarasota County (248)
Arcadia is the county seat for DeSoto County
Adjacent to DeSoto County, Florida
      Charlotte County (34)  
      Glades County (3)  
      Hardee County (4)  
      Highlands County (8)  
      Manatee County (106)  
      Sarasota County (248)  
 
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1Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — F-563 — Arcadia City Hall1926
On North Monroe Avenue at West Hickory Street (State Road 70), on the right when traveling north on North Monroe Avenue.
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
2Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — F-910 — Arcadia Historic District
On West Oak Street at DeSoto Avenue (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling west on West Oak Street.
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
3Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — Arcadia Oak Ridge Cemetery
Near Levines Street west of North Johnson Avenue.
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
4Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — F-61 — DeSoto County
On East Oak Street at Brevard Avenue (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east on East Oak Street.
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
5Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — DeSoto County Veterans Memorial Flag Pole
On East Oak Street east of Brevard Avenue (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east.
This flag flies to Honor all Veterans who have served their country Dedicated Nov. 11, 1982 by Veteran organizations of DeSoto County as a tribute to all of our living and departed comradesMap (db m211957) WM
6Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — DeSoto County War Memorial
On East Oak Street east of Brevard Avenue (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east.
World War II Frank Addison • Thomas W. Pate, Jr. George F. Barr • James M. Patterson Hugh R. Cassels • Pete Penuel Joe C. Chancey • Kenneth N. Perry James C. Chancey • Alfred W. Roe Eugene M Connelly • James C. Rogers John . . . Map (db m211956) WM
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7Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — DeSoto County World War I Memorial1914 1918
On East Oak Street east of Brevard Avenue (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east.
Erected the Red Cross Chapters of DeSoto County in honor of the sons of DeSoto who served their Nation and the cause of humanity in the World War. And dedicated in memory of the following named who made the sacrifice supreme . . . Map (db m211954) WM
8Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — F-685 — Florida Baptist Orphanage
On North Arcadia Avenue at West Winifred Street, on the left when traveling north on North Arcadia Avenue.
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
9Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — F-830 — Nocatee Historic District / Nocatee Baptist Church
On Southwest Highway 17 (U.S. 17) south of Cowart Street, on the right when traveling north.
(obverse) The town of Nocatee originated as a lumber manufacturing town during the 1880s. During the late 19th century. two businesses stimulated the town's growth. One was the King Lumber and Manufacturing Company, established by W.G. . . . Map (db m211953) HM
10Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — F-525 — Owens Community School
On SW Owens School Road at Thigpen Avenue, on the right when traveling west on SW Owens School Road.
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
11Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — The British PlotOak Ridge Cemetery
Near Levines Street west of North Johnson Avenue.
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
12Florida, DeSoto County, Fort Ogden — F-256 — Fort Ogden
On U.S. 17, 0.2 miles south of Southwest River Street, on the right when traveling south.
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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Jan. 28, 2023