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Historical Markers in Palm Beach County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach County, FL (109) Broward County, FL (58) Glades County, FL (3) Hendry County, FL (4) Martin County, FL (31) Okeechobee County, FL (7)  PalmBeachCounty(109) Palm Beach County (109)  BrowardCounty(58) Broward County (58)  GladesCounty(3) Glades County (3)  HendryCounty(4) Hendry County (4)  MartinCounty(31) Martin County (31)  OkeechobeeCounty(7) Okeechobee County (7)
West Palm Beach is the county seat for Palm Beach County
Adjacent to Palm Beach County, Florida
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      Hendry County (4)  
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1Florida, Palm Beach County, Belle Glade — Belle Glade 1928
On Northwest H Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This statue is to honor the early Glades pioneers and the more than two thousand persons who lost their lives in the disastrous 1928 hurricane. Belle Glade Centennial Committee May 31, 1976Map (db m114849) HM
2Florida, Palm Beach County, Belle Glade — Everglades Research
Near East Canal Street South, 0.5 miles east of Duda Road, on the right when traveling east.
The Everglades Experiment Station was established on this site in 1921 to help families deal with the challenges of living and working in the area. Soil nutrient deficiencies and two major hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 hindered early research. UF . . . Map (db m114917) HM
3Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — F-1083 — Boca Raton Army Air Field B-34 Crash
On North University Drive at FAU Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on North University Drive.
(side 1) The Boca Raton Army Air Field (BRAAF), established in 1942, included land bordered by Palmetto Park Road to the south, Dixie Highway to the east, Yamato Road to the north, and Military Trail to the west. It totaled 5,820 acres and . . . Map (db m174877) HM
4Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — F-333 — Boca Raton Town Hall
On North Federal Highway (U.S. 1) at East Boca Rotan Road, on the right when traveling south on North Federal Highway.
Designed in the Mediterranean Revival style by the architect Addison C. Mizner and completed by the architect William E. Alysmeyer, the Boca Raton Town Hall opened in April 1927 as the city's first municipal building, fire station and police . . . Map (db m94687) HM
5Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — F-331 — F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton
On South Dixie Highway at Southeast 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Dixie Highway.
The rails of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway first reached Boca Raton in 1895 providing an essential link in the extension of the railroad system south to Miami and the Florida Keys, and fostering the tourism and agricultural . . . Map (db m96926) HM
6Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — F-635 — Old Floresta Historic District
On West Palmetto Park Road (County Road 798) at Cardinal Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Palmetto Park Road.
In October 1925, architect Addison Mizner announced construction of houses for his company’s executives and his brother, the Reverend Henry Mizner, in the subdivision now known as Old Floresta. The Robinson Company, a New York contractor building . . . Map (db m41667) HM
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7Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — Sanborn Square
On North Federal Highway (U.S. 1) north of East Palmetto Park Road, on the right when traveling north.
In the early 1950s, the site directly across from Boca Raton’s Old Town Hall, formerly a bus station, sat empty. In 1953, owner of the land Eleanor Sanborn, graciously allowed the town‘s annual holiday celebrations to take place there. By 1955, . . . Map (db m161133) HM
8Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — F-180 — The Barefoot Mailmen
Near North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.5 miles south of Northeast Spanish River Boulevard (State Road 800), on the right when traveling south.
Along this beach in the 1880’s and early 1890’s walked United States mailmen on their sixty-six mile journey between Palm Beach and Miami. The trip required three days each way and they passed this spot the second day. They walked barefoot at the . . . Map (db m96964) HM
9Florida, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton — The Sanborn Wall
Near South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.2 miles south of Palm Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
On this spot in June 1942, spies from German U-boats landed and occupied Dr. William Sanford’s home built on this site in 1937. The subs, deployed during WWII as part of Hitler’s Operation Drumbeat, torpedoed tankers and freighters traveling the . . . Map (db m114951) HM
10Florida, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach — F-627 — 1913 Boynton Elementary School
On East Ocean Avenue at Northeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on East Ocean Avenue. Reported missing.
Boynton Elementary School/Boynton School, designed by West Palm Beach architect William Maughlin, is of the masonry vernacular style, has two floors, six classrooms and attic space leading to the belfry. The original staircase and floors were built . . . Map (db m129300) HM
11Florida, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach — Barton Memorial Park CemeteryCity of Boynton Beach — Cemetery Heritage Trail —
Near Northwest 5th Street at Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
The Barton Memorial Park Cemetery, originally known as Cherry Hill, was the original burial ground in Boynton for the African-American community. As very few records exist it cannot be established when the first burial took place or who exactly is . . . Map (db m159163) HM
12Florida, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach — F-785 — Bethesda Memorial Hospital
Near South Seacrest Boulevard south of Southwest 26th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
The area surrounding this site was first settled in the late 1890s. For six decades, a handful of doctors and midwives provided rudimentary medical care to area residents. With the nearest hospital located 18 miles away in West Palm Beach, critical . . . Map (db m96494) HM
13Florida, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach — F-355 — Boynton Woman's Club
On South Federal Highway (U.S. 1) at Southeast10th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Federal Highway.
The Boynton Woman’s Club was designed in Mediterranean Revival style by the famous Palm Beach architect Addison C. Mizner. The Woman’s Club is significant for both its architectural merit and contributions to the cultural development of Boynton . . . Map (db m96653) HM
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14Florida, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach — F-796 — South Lake Worth Inlet
Near North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.1 miles north of Sea Lake Drive, on the left when traveling north.
The South Lake Worth Inlet was constructed between 1925 and 1927 to improve water quality and circulation between the south end of Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean. The first inlet to Lake Worth was cut in the mid-19th century at the north end of . . . Map (db m209133) HM
15Florida, Palm Beach County, Canal Point — F-312 — Conners’ Toll Highway
On U.S. 98 just north of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north.
Prior to 1923, travel into or out of the Lake Okeechobee Area was accomplished only by boat or canoe. In the early 1920’s, W. J. Conner, a New York winter visitor bought 4000 acres of undeveloped muck land near this site. Development required that . . . Map (db m91951) HM
16Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-717 — Atlantic Avenue Crossing
On East Atlantic Avenue (State Road 806) 0.1 miles east of Northeast 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Atlantic Avenue’s crossing of the Florida East Coast Canal (now the Intracoastal Waterway) played an important role in the early history of Delray Beach. Civil engineer Burslem Thomson drew the first plat of “Linton,” now Delray Beach, . . . Map (db m96884) HM
17Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — Beach Dedication
On South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) at Bay Street, on the right when traveling north on South Ocean Boulevard.
Sara Gleason, Belle G. Dimick Reese and Ella M. Dimick Potter dedicated this beach to the public in 1899. In 1895 Sarah Gleason and her husband’s business partner, W.H. Hunt, sold a parcel of land containing the beach area to William S. Linton for . . . Map (db m96920) HM
18Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-718 — Cason Cottage
On Northeast 1st Street at North Swinton Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Northeast 1st Street.
In 1899 the Tasker family purchased this block and built a house on the southwest corner. Phoebe A. Verrill bought the house in 1909 and sold it to the Cason family in 1921. The Casons converted the house into apartments and c.1924 built a second . . . Map (db m96763) HM
19Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — City of Delray Beach
On Northwest 5th Avenue, 0.1 miles north of West Atlantic Avenue (State Road 806), on the right when traveling north.
In recognition of these Organizations’ contributions to the cultural development of Delray Beach, the City Commission designated these locations as historic sites on April 11, 1989. • 1895 School No. 4 Delray Colored, located at this site • . . . Map (db m96880) HM
20Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-665 — Del-Ida Park Historic District
On North Swinton Avenue at Northeast 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Swinton Avenue.
Recorded in 1923, Del-Ida Park was one of Delray Beach’s earliest planned neighborhoods. Del-Ida Park’s unusual diagonal arrangement of streets, triangular lots, and public parks are unique when contrasted with the grid pattern layout of the . . . Map (db m96970) HM
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21Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-666 — Del-Ida Park Historic District
On NE 2nd Avenue at George Bush Boulevard on NE 2nd Avenue.
The Del-Ida Park subdivision was first recorded on September 18, 1923. Motivated by patriotic spirit and the optimism of Florida’s land boom, Del-Ida Park originally contained streets named after six U. S. Presidents. Mr. J. C. Secord of Miami . . . Map (db m96971) HM
22Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-847 — Delray Beach Hotel
On North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) south of Thomas Street, on the right when traveling south.
The Delray Beach Hotel was constructed on this site in 1939. Engineered by William Victor Peterson and built by Taylor Construction, the Mediterranean style hotel featured a Cuban tile roof, high ceilings with exposed beams, and large glass windows . . . Map (db m96888) HM
23Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — Delray History
On Northwest 5th Avenue, 0.1 miles north of West Atlantic Avenue (State Road 806), on the right when traveling north.
After the Civil War, the population in the Confederate States declined dramatically as a result of the mass exodus of freed slaves. In Florida, however, the population increased from around 140,000 in 1860 to 530,000 in 1900. Half of these early . . . Map (db m96882) HM
24Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-653 — First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
On Gleason Street, 0.1 miles south of East Atlantic Avenue (State Road 806), on the right when traveling north.
An orange grove, once located at this site, played a role in the early development of Delray Beach. Until 1876, an old, sour orange grove was the only distinguishable characteristic within 60 miles of a sparsely inhabited subtropical wilderness . . . Map (db m96885) HM
25Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-375 — Florida East Coast Railway Station
On Railroad Avenue at Northeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Railroad Avenue.
This 40’ freight section is all that remains of the old railroad station constructed in 1896 by the Florida East Coast Railway Company. The station originally stood on the east side of the tracks, one block south of Atlantic Avenue. The original . . . Map (db m96973) HM
26Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-617 — J. B. Evans HouseAlso known as the Sandoway House Nature Center
On S Ocean Blvd.
The Sandoway House Nature Center was designed as a home by Samuel Ogren, Sr., in 1936 for early Delray Beach winter resident J. B. Evans, a retired produce broker. It is one of the last remaining Resort Colonial Revival houses in Delray Beach. . . . Map (db m41839) HM
27Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-663 — Marina Historic District
On Palm Square close to E. Atlantic Avenue.
Primarily developed between 1922 and 1943, the Marina Historic District displays a variety of architectural styles including Mediterranean and Mission Revival, Monterey, Minimal Traditional, Frame Vernacular and Art Moderne. The prominent . . . Map (db m41818) HM
28Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-664 — Marina Historic District
On SE 7th Avenue at SE 2nd Street, in the median on SE 7th Avenue.
The Marina Historic District, a historically small-scale neighborhood, was primarily developed from 1922 to 1943 and showcases many irreplaceable architectural resources. Later development of the 1940s, 1950's, and beyond provides prime examples of . . . Map (db m41704) HM
29Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-661 — Nassau Park Historic District
On Venetian Drive at Nassau Street, on the right when traveling north on Venetian Drive.
Nassau Park, Delray Beach’s first locally designated historic district, spans two blocks along Nassau Street from South Ocean Boulevard to Venetian Drive. In 1935, a newspaper ad for Ray-Del Realty Co. described Nassau Park as “West Indian . . . Map (db m96886) HM
30Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-669 — Old School Square Historic District
On North Swinton Avenue just south of Northeast 4th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Old School Square Historic District is named for its focal point, the Old School Square Complex at 51 North Swinton Avenue which is made up of the circa 1913 Vernacular style Delray School designed by J.M. Cromer, the city’s first separate high . . . Map (db m96972) HM
31Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-148 — Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 31876-1927
On North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.1 miles south of Thomas Street, on the right when traveling north.
One of several built by Treasury Department between Cape Canaveral and Cape Florida for rescue and sustenance of shipwrecked. Named for wild sour orange grove nearby, H.D. Pierce, first keeper, arrived with family May 1876. Here August 15, 1876, was . . . Map (db m96919) HM
32Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-327 — The Delray Wreck
On Casuarina Rd.
The old shipwreck know as the Delray Wreck rests at the bottom of the ocean in 25 feet of water about 150 yards offshore the south end of Delray’s municipal beach. The wreck is broken and scattered into five sections and has long been one of the . . . Map (db m41819) HM
33Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-667 — West Settlers Historic District
On Northwest 4th Avenue at Northwest 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on Northwest 4th Avenue.
Established in 1894, the West Settlers area is the site of the first African-American settlement in Delray Beach. African-Americans from the north and west Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were the first non-Native Americans in the area, laying . . . Map (db m96807) HM
34Florida, Palm Beach County, Delray Beach — F-668 — West Settlers Historic District
On Northwest 5th Avenue, 0.1 miles West Atlantic Avenue (State Road 806), on the left when traveling north.
The West Settlers community, established in 1894 as Delray Beach’s first African-American community, was self-sufficient with commercial buildings and churches serving its residents. Originally N Blackmer Street, NW 5th Avenue was the hub of . . . Map (db m96808) HM
35Florida, Palm Beach County, Gulf Stream — F-490 — North Ocean Boulevard
On North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) at Sea Road, on the right when traveling south on North Ocean Boulevard.
In 1992, North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) in the Town of Gulf Stream, was designated as a State Historic Scenic Highway to preserve the last remaining Australian Pine Canopy and the original character and beauty of the 1920s A1A in Florida. . . . Map (db m96891) HM
36Florida, Palm Beach County, Gulf Stream — F-495 — North Ocean Boulevard
On North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.1 miles north of George Bush Boulevard (State Road 806A), on the right when traveling north.
In 1992, North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) in the Town of Gulf Stream, was designated as a State Historic Scenic Highway to preserve the last remaining Australian Pine Canopy and the original character and beauty of the 1920s A1A in Florida. . . . Map (db m97421) HM
37Florida, Palm Beach County, Hypoluxo — 1885-1893
Near Hypoluxo Road, 0.1 miles South Federal Highway (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west.
The U.S. Star Mail Route provided the first regular direct communication between this area and Miami. The mail carriers walked barefoot on the wet hard-packed sand along the ocean’s edge. Boats were rode or sailed on Lake Worth and Biscayne Bay and . . . Map (db m166005) HM
38Florida, Palm Beach County, Juno Beach — Celestial Railroad
On Ocean Drive (State Road A1A) at Erikson Way, on the left when traveling north on Ocean Drive.
As a memorial to the pioneers of this section of Florida. On this spot the Celestial Railroad, once connecting Jupiter with Juno, is crossed by the Federal Highway. Juno, at the north end of Lake Worth was the county seat of Dade County, then . . . Map (db m97052) HM
39Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — "Dive Into History"(Año - 1659)
On Captain Armour's Way, 0.1 miles south of South Beach Road (County Road 707), on the left.
These shipwrecked iron cannons and anchor were uncovered in July of 1987, just 2000 yards east of this spot in 10 feet of water off Jupiter Inlet. Archives and research link these maritime remains to the Spanish "Aviso" vessel named "San Miguel . . . Map (db m83342) HM
40Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — A People By The Sea3000 BCE - 1513 AD
Near Jupiter Lighthouse Park at Coast Guard Way, on the right when traveling east.
The inlet has always been a mosaic of freshwater, saltwater and upland ecosystems providing a rich diversity of aquatic life, animals and plants. The presence of pottery, food remains of seeds and animal bones, burnt charcoal and hunting and . . . Map (db m213655) HM
41Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Burt Reynolds RanchHistorical Marker
On Bandit Run at Calabrese Trail, on the right when traveling east on Bandit Run.
Smokey and the Bandit II was filmed on this site in 1980Map (db m205622) HM
42Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-1056 — Cinquez Park
Near West Indiantown Road (Florida Route 706) at Carver Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Cinquez Park commemorates the resilient history of one of the oldest African American settlements in Palm Beach County. Beginning in 1904, more than 15 pioneer families from north Florida and South Carolina settled in central Jupiter, homesteading . . . Map (db m146224) HM
43Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — DuBois Pioneer Home
On DuBois Road, 0.5 miles north of Jupiter Beach Road, on the left when traveling north.
Built in 1898 by Harry and Susan DuBois, the DuBois Pioneer Home is one of the oldest surviving historic homes in Palm Beach County. Inspired by Harry's childhood on the Jersey Shore, the "House on the Hill" is an example of Victorian Shingle . . . Map (db m152567) HM
44Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse
On Old Dixie Highway (State Road 811) 0.2 miles south of Federal Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north.
Fort Jupiter was located three miles west on Loxahatchee River, erected January 1838 by troops commanded by Major General Thomas S. Jessup, establishing base for operations in the Seminole Indian Wars. Jupiter Lighthouse, approximately one mile . . . Map (db m96947) HM
45Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-650 — Historic Jupiter School
On South Loxahatchee Drive at 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on South Loxahatchee Drive.
This building was constructed in 1927 to serve the town’s approximately 100 white students from grades one through twelve. Prior to its construction, students were transported by boat to attend schools along the Loxahatchee River including the 1891 . . . Map (db m97071) HM
46Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-695 — Jesup's BattleJanuary 24, 1838
Near West Indiantown Road (State Road 706) 1.3 miles west of Florida's Turnpike (Interstate 95), on the left when traveling west.
On January 24, 1838, Major General Thomas S Jesup, commanding 1,500 men, the largest army of Second Seminole War (1835-42), marched to the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River, where he defeated approximately 300 Red and Black Seminoles in the last . . . Map (db m99904) HM
47Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Jupiter Inlet Midden I
Near Dubois Road, 0.5 miles north of Jupiter Beach Road, on the left when traveling north.
Jupiter Inlet Midden I is an ancient shell mound built by Indians known as Jeaga. A description of these Indians by Jonathan Dickinson was first published in 1699. This shell mound is the site of the village of Hobe where the Dickinson shipwreck . . . Map (db m96948) HM
48Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-753 — Jupiter Inlet Shipwrecks1600-1700s
Near Ocean Trail Way, 0.3 miles north of Jupiter Beach Road, on the left when traveling north.
During the 17th century, Spanish galleons and merchant ships navigated the treacherous waters off the Florida coast. These vessels carried silver and gemstones from the mines of Mexico and Peru. They routinely ran a narrow gauntlet of shallow water, . . . Map (db m96952) HM
49Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Jupiter Lighthouse
Near Captain Armour's Way, 0.3 miles south of South Beach Road (Road 707), on the left when traveling south.
Designed by George G. Meade, later Federal commander at Gettysburg. First lighted July 10, 1860. Dark during the War Between the States and its mechanism hidden by Southern sympathizers. Relighted June 28, 1866, it has not missed a night in over . . . Map (db m96951) HM
50Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-890 — L.M. Davis Elementary School
On Limestone Creek Road north of Australian Street, on the right when traveling south.
Education was a challenging priority for the African-American community of Limestone Creek. Denied access to Jupiter’s nearby public schools by segregation laws, the community opened its own school in 1905. The “Jupiter Colored School,” . . . Map (db m95663) HM
51Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-631 — Military Trail
On Clocktower Drive at West Indiantown Road (State Road 706), in the median on Clocktower Drive.
After the second Battle of the Loxahatchee (January 24, 1838) during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup directed Maj. William Lauderdale, Commander of the Tennessee Battalion of Volunteers to cut a trail south from Ft. . . . Map (db m97073) HM
52Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-773 — Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church & Cemetery
On Church Street, 0.2 miles east of Limestone Creek Road, on the left when traveling east.
Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, a cornerstone of Jupiter’s African American community, was organized in 1902 by the Reverend J. A. Wannamaker and the pioneer families of Simmons, Campbell, Ford, Bush, and Davis. These early settlers arrived . . . Map (db m95675) HM
53Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-646 — Powell's Battle
Near West Indiantown Road (State Road 706) 1.3 miles west of Florida's Turnpike (Interstate 95), on the left when traveling west.
On January 15,1838, during the Second Seminole War.The Seminoles met and defeated U.S. forces in the first battle of the Loxahatchee River.Trying to end the war,Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup brought several columns of troops to south Florida, including . . . Map (db m99906) HM
54Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-587 — Sawfish Bay
On State Road A1A, 0.2 miles north of Center Street, on the right when traveling north.
The waterfront location of today’s Sawfish Bay Park played a major role in the prehistoric and historic settlement of the Jupiter area. First inhabited during the Archaic Period 5,000 years ago, this site provided access to an intricate . . . Map (db m96953) HM
55Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Seminoles and Pioneers1750 - 1930
On Jupiter Lighthouse Park west of Coast Guard Way, on the right when traveling east.
For centuries, the Native Americans who became Seminoles enjoyed this area. Once a peaceful wilderness, they named the river we now call Loxahatchee the "Locha Hatchee or Turtle River. During the Seminole Wars (1818-1858), the brilliant Seminole . . . Map (db m213652) HM
56Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Tennessee Volunteers and Militia Camp
On Winding Lake Drive, 0.1 miles east of Cassie Holy Court, on the right when traveling east.
During the 2nd Seminole Indian War and after the Battle of Loxahatchee Jan. 24, 1838, the Tennessee Volunteers and Militia camped on this site. One mile east, the U.S. Army Regulars established Old Fort Jupiter.Map (db m96969) HM
57Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-702 — The Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway“Celestial Railroad” — 1889-1895 —
On Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) at Coopers Road, on the right when traveling south on Ocean Boulevard.
The Jupiter and Lake Worth (J. & L.W.) Railway crossed this site running 7 ½ miles from Jupiter Inlet to Juno at the north end of Lake Worth. A hack line originally operated on the same route, transporting visitors and freight with wagons . . . Map (db m127261) HM
58Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — U.S. Jupiter Life Saving Station1886-1896
On Van Kessel Parkway, 0.1 miles east of Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north.
To mark the location of the U.S. Jupiter Life Saving Station 1886-1896 and as a memorial to those gallant men who manned it, of which the following remained and founded families in this locality: Captain John R. Carlin John H. Grant . . . Map (db m96949) HM
59Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — Unconquered Legacy1812 - 1961
On Jupiter Lighthouse Park at Coast Guard Way, on the right when traveling east on Jupiter Lighthouse Park.
"Chickee” is the Seminole word for house. This one was built by Jim Billie, Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The structure represents a significant era in the history of the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Florida. Hunted by U.S. . . . Map (db m213653) HM
60Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-703 — United States Life Saving StationJupiter Inlet — 1885-1899 —
On Van Kessel Parkway, 0.1 miles east of Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north.
In 1885, the only United States Life Saving Station on the Florida East Coast was built at this site. Charles R. Carlin, a former British sailor and Assistant Keeper at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, oversaw construction and served as the Station’s . . . Map (db m96950) HM
61Florida, Palm Beach County, Jupiter — F-588 — World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building
Near Captain Armour's Way, 0.3 miles south of Beach Road, on the right when traveling south.
The U.S. Navy constructed this building (circa 1939) on land included in the Federal Jupiter Lighthouse Reservation established by President Franklin Pierce in 1854. Built as Married Men's Quarters, the two-story wood-frame building had six . . . Map (db m83278) HM
62Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Park — F-416 — Lake Park Town Hall
On Park Avenue just east of 6th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Boston entrepreneur Harry S. Kelsey founded Kelsey City in 1921. He envisioned his town as a resort mecca and winter retreat for wealthy northerners. The Town hall was designed by architect Bruce Kitchell in 1927 and was built by Arnold Construction . . . Map (db m97053) HM
63Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Park — The Historic Kelsey Gates
On Park Avenue east of Old Dixie Highway, on the right when traveling east.
This monument is the last remaining part of the Kelsey City Gates. The structure towered over the current Old Dixie Highway, at Watertower Road and proclaimed Kelsey City (Lake Park) as the “Gateway to the Palm Beaches.” . . . Map (db m153509) HM
64Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth — F-579 — Coastal Patrol Base No. 3Civil Air Patrol (CAP) — 1942 - 1943 —
On Lantana Road.
Coastal Patrol Base No. 3 at Lantana Airport was one of three 90-day experimental bases established on the east coast of the United States to assist with anti-submarine patrols. Civilian aviators flew missions up to 60 miles out to sea between Palm . . . Map (db m63179) HM
65Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth — First Schoolhouse
On Lake Avenue (State Road 802) just west of North Federal Highway (State Road 5), on the left when traveling east.
Site of the first schoolhouse erected in the Town of Lake Worth in 1912 - a frame building twenty-four by thirty-six feet. Initial enrollment was twenty-four pupils. In February 1916, building was replaced on this site by a concrete building - the . . . Map (db m96615) HM
66Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth — First Town Hall
On North Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) at Lake Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Dixie Highway. Reported missing.
Site of building erected in 1915 as the first Town Hall of Lake Worth, chartered in 1913. Civic and social affairs before 1915 were conducted in a wooden building nearby, known as the Club House or Auditorium. J.W. Means served as mayor in 1913, and . . . Map (db m96616) HM
67Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth — F-1143 — James Homestead and First Jewell Post Office
On South Lakeside Drive at 5th Avenue South, on the left when traveling south on South Lakeside Drive.
The James Homestead and Post Office are an important part of Lake Worth's history before the birth of the city. In 1885, an African American couple, Samuel and Fannie James, were two of the first people to file claim for a homestead in the area. Two . . . Map (db m193845) HM
68Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth — F-248 — Palm Beach Junior CollegeFlorida's First Public Junior College
Near South Congress Avenue north of 6th Avenue South, on the right when traveling north.
The earliest junior colleges in Florida were established under private auspices, beginning in 1907 with Palmer College at DeFuniak Springs. The first public junior college was instituted by the Palm Beach County school board during the Depression . . . Map (db m96618) HM
69Florida, Palm Beach County, Lantana — F-771 — Chapel Of The Holy Spirit
On Cardinal Lane south of Julia Heights Drive, on the left when traveling north.
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, formerly known as the Minerva Chapel, is one of the oldest buildings in Palm Beach County. This eclectic style building was first used as a tea house for the Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach, which was built by . . . Map (db m96495) HM
70Florida, Palm Beach County, Lantana — F-757 — Evergreen Cemetery
On North Arnold Avenue at West Lantana Road (State Road 812), on the right when traveling north on North Arnold Avenue.
Evergreen Cemetery was established by the Evergreen Cemetery Company in 1892 as a final resting place for local families. The cemetery’s land was purchased by M.B. Lyman, Lantana’s founder. Lyman, who is buried in the cemetery, served as the town’s . . . Map (db m96619) HM
71Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — Bethesda-By-The-Sea
On North Lake Trail, 0.1 miles Tangier Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
East of this marker is the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea built in 1894 (last service held Easter Sunday April 12, 1925). Most of the worshippers came by boat as there was no roadway to the church, which was bordered on the east by an . . . Map (db m96713) HM
72Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — F-727 — Cocoanut Grove House
Near South Lake Trail at Pendleton Lane, on the right when traveling south.
The Cocoanut Grove House, once Florida’s only hotel on the east coast between Titusville and Key West, stood at this location. The hotel was originally built in 1876 by Elisha Newton “Cap” Dimick as a private residence for his family . . . Map (db m96696) HM
73Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — Duck's Nest
On North Lake Trail, 0.1 miles north of Tangier Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Oldest standing house in Palm Beach built in 1891 by Henry Maddock for his home. Parts of the house were assembled in New York and brought by barge to Palm Beach, as this was the only means of transportation.Map (db m96711) HM
74Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — F-113 — Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea
On South County Road (State Road A1A) south of Via Bethesda, on the right when traveling north.
The original church constructed in 1889 on the eastern shore of Lake Worth was the first Protestant church building in southeast Florida. The present edifice, erected in 1926 as a monument to international friendship, has served all races, nations, . . . Map (db m95676) HM
75Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — Flagler Memorial BridgeOriginal year of construction 1938 — Replacement completed 2017 —
On Royal Poinciana Way (Florida Route A1A) 0.3 miles west of Bradley Place, on the right when traveling west.
During the late 1800s, Henry Morrison Flagler built numerous resort hotels and a railroad network, the Florida East Coast Railway, along the east coast of Florida. In 1894, Flagler constructed the Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach, which became . . . Map (db m157236) HM
76Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — Henry Morrison Flagler
On Royal Poinciana Way at Cocoanut Row, in the median on Royal Poinciana Way.
Henry Morrison Flagler was born in Hopewell, New York in 1830 to a family of modest means.The son of a Presbyterian minister, He left home at the age of 14 to work with relatives in Ohio, beginning as a clerk in a small store. Through many years . . . Map (db m153506) HM
77Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — F-694 — Little Red SchoolhouseFirst Schoolhouse in Southeast Florida
On South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.1 miles north of Ibis Way, on the left when traveling south.
Founded in 1886 as a community project, the Little Red Schoolhouse was the first one-room school built in southeast Florida. With $200 of limber from the Dade County School Board, the men of the community, led by George W. Lainhart, volunteered . . . Map (db m96658) HM
78Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — Paramount Theatre
On North County Road at Sunrise Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North County Road.
Paramount Theatre has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior December 12, 1973Map (db m164860) HM
79Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — F-19 — Royal Poinciana Hotel
On Cocoanut Row, 0.2 miles south of Royal Poinciana Way (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling south.
The Royal Poinciana Hotel, built by Henry M. Flagler, was opened February 11, 1894. One of the largest wooden structures in the world at the time, the hotel cost over $1 million. Its rooms accommodated 2,000 guests and its dining room seated 1,600. . . . Map (db m96706) HM
80Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — F-340 — Sea Gull CottagePalm Beach's Oldest House
Near South Lake Trail, 0.1 miles west of Cocoanut Row, on the left when traveling south.
Constructed in 1886 by R.R. McCormick, a Denver railroad developer, Sea Gull cottage was purchased by Henry Flagler in 1893 and became Flagler’s first winter residence in Palm Beach. The Royal Poinciana, Flagler’s first resort hotel in Palm Beach, . . . Map (db m114828) HM
81Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — Site of the Palm Beach Pier
On South Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) at Worth Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Ocean Boulevard.
Erected and opened to the public in 1925, the pier extended out 1,095 feet from this point. For over forty years, it was a favorite town attraction, featuring a coffee shop, cocktail lounge, restaurant, tackle shop and fishermen’s lockers. A series . . . Map (db m96698) HM
82Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach — The Royal Poinciana Chapel
Near Cocoanut Row just south of Whitehall Way, on the right when traveling south.
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. . . . Map (db m96701) HM
83Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens — F-720 — Historic Banyan Trees
On MacArthur Boulevard just north of Northlake Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
These two Banyan trees (Ficus benghalensis), with a combined limb spread encompassing one-half acre, form the entrance to the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach Gardens was developed by insurance magnate and philanthropist John D. . . . Map (db m97049) HM
84Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens — John D. MacArthur1897-1978
On North Military Trail (State Road 809) at Burns Road, on the right when traveling north on North Military Trail.
On March 20, 1959, John D. MacArthur, multi-millionaire insurance magnet and landowner, announced plans to develop almost 4,000 acres and provide homes for 55,000 people in a new community. Mr. MacArthur envision the City streets lined with trees . . . Map (db m142113) HM
85Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens — Old Dade County Court House
On U.S. 1, 0.2 miles north of PGA Boulevard (State Road 786), on the right when traveling north.
About three hundred feet east of this marker, stood the Dade County Court House at Juno, the county seat from 1890 to 1900. Juno — since abandoned — was the southern terminus of the "Celestial Railroad" from Jupiter to Juno, and the . . . Map (db m104645) HM
86Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-712 — 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse
Near North Dixie Highway, 0.1 miles north of Banyan Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
Palm Beach County (established in 1909) had its first County offices in an old school house in West Palm Beach. In 1913, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approved the construction of a new courthouse designed by Wilber Burt . . . Map (db m96755) HM
87Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-1086 — Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens/Ann Weaver Norton
On South Flagler Drive at Barcelona Road, on the right when traveling north on South Flagler Drive.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens This home, designed by architect Maurice Fatio, was built in 1925. Wealthy Chicago industrialist and art collector Ralph Norton purchased the house in 1935, and hired Marion Sims Wyeth to redesign it with . . . Map (db m155535) HM
88Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-460 — Clematis Street Commercial Historic District
On Clematis Street, 0.1 miles west of South Quadrille Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
For over 100 years, Clematis Street (named after the Clematis flower has been the primary retail street in West Palm Beach. It was a shell-topped road in 1893, when Henry Flagler (1830-1913) began to develop West Palm Beach as the commercial . . . Map (db m214261) HM
89Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — Dade County State Bank Building
On Flagler Drive, on the right when traveling south.
1893 Dedicated to the City of West Palm Beach through the West Palm Beach Bicentennial Committee in 1976 by Mrs. Crystal Eggert in memory of her late husband JohnnyMap (db m156928) HM
90Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial
On North Flagler Drive north of Butler Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. landmark Memorial was completed in 2004, commemorating his life, work and civil rights activism. The largest of its kind in Florida and southern parts of the United States, the landmark embodies his fight to bring . . . Map (db m180056) HM
91Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F390 — El Cid Neighborhood
On South Flagler Drive at Pershing Way, on the left when traveling south on South Flagler Drive.
In 1876, Benjamin Lanehart homesteaded land that is now the north end of El Cid. He started the first commercial pineapple operation in the area, and this fruit soon dominated the local agriculture. Soon afterward, Elizabeth Wilder Moore settled . . . Map (db m96659) HM
92Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-466 — Evergreen Cemetery
On North Rosemary Avenue, 0.1 miles north of 25th Street, in the median.
For over 85 years, Evergreen Cemetery has been the final resting place of some of the City’s most influential black citizens, as well as a cross-section of many unnoted black citizens who contributed to the development of West Palm Beach. In 1913, . . . Map (db m96631) HM
93Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-423 — Flagler Park
On North Clematis Street at North Narcissus Avenue, on the left when traveling west on North Clematis Street.
Flagler Park, formerly known as City Park, has been an important public space in West Palm Beach since the founding of the community. The town site for West Palm Beach was laid out in 1893 as a grid pattern of streets running north - south and . . . Map (db m181816) HM
94Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-424 — Flamingo Park
On South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) at Park Place, on the right when traveling south on South Dixie Highway.
This site was originally the southeast corner of an eighty-acre parcel purchased by George L. Marsteller of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1884 for $100. Two blocks to the north, between South Dixie Highway and South Olive Avenue, the Lakeside . . . Map (db m96695) HM
95Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-442 — Flamingo Park Historic District
On Flamingo Avenue at Georgia Avenue, in the median on Flamingo Avenue.
There are 501 contributing structures within the Flamingo Park subdivision, which was officially platted on May 17, 1921, with more than 76 building permits issued in 1923. Built on the highest of all coastal ridges between downtown West Palm Beach . . . Map (db m96692) HM
96Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — Former State of Florida Board of Health Laboratoryc.1921
On 5th Street east of North Quadrille Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west.
With the construction of the Board of Health Laboratory in 1921, Palm Beach County secured its first state building. Still considered an area of the country that was just being settled, establishing an outpost for public health was an essential . . . Map (db m96716) HM
97Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-509 — Grandview Heights Historic District
On Florida Avenue at Palm Street, in the median on Florida Avenue.
In response to the heavy influx of new residents into South Florida at the turn of the century and the introduction of the automobile, local developers and real estate agents purchased the less expensive land outside of the West Palm Beach downtown . . . Map (db m134745) HM
98Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-450 — Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site
On North Tamarind Avenue at 25th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Tamarind Avenue.
On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars in property damage. Many of . . . Map (db m114693) HM
99Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — Industrial High SchoolSite of — Historic Northwest District —
On Division Avenue at 11th Street, on the right when traveling south on Division Avenue.
Built in 1917, Industrial was the first high school built for African Americans in Palm Beach County and South Florida. In 1950, after the construction of Roosevelt High School, Industrial became Palmview Elementary, with Ulysses B. Kingsley as . . . Map (db m152656) HM
100Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-1169 — Mango Promenade Historic District
On South Olive Avenue north of Mango Promenade, on the right when traveling south.
(side 1) Platted from 1912 to 1936, the Mango Promenade Historic District was one of West Palm Beach's earliest upper-middle class suburbs. It is significant for its history and variety of architectural styles. The district features early . . . Map (db m210622) HM

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