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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Polk County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Polk 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 Polk County, FL (117) Hardee County, FL (4) Highlands County, FL (8) Hillsborough County, FL (339) Lake County, FL (55) Manatee County, FL (106) Okeechobee County, FL (7) Orange County, FL (206) Osceola County, FL (97) Pasco County, FL (77) Sumter County, FL (60)  PolkCounty(117) Polk County (117)  HardeeCounty(4) Hardee County (4)  HighlandsCounty(8) Highlands County (8)  HillsboroughCounty(339) Hillsborough County (339)  LakeCounty(55) Lake County (55)  ManateeCounty(106) Manatee County (106)  OkeechobeeCounty(7) Okeechobee County (7)  OrangeCounty(206) Orange County (206)  OsceolaCounty(97) Osceola County (97)  PascoCounty(77) Pasco County (77)  SumterCounty(60) Sumter County (60)
Bartow is the county seat for Polk County
Adjacent to Polk County, Florida
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      Highlands County (8)  
      Hillsborough County (339)  
      Lake County (55)  
      Manatee County (106)  
      Okeechobee County (7)  
      Orange County (206)  
      Osceola County (97)  
      Pasco County (77)  
      Sumter County (60)  
 
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1Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — "Flatiron" Triangle BuildingCirca 1912
On East Park Street at Main Street (State Road 559), on the right when traveling east on East Park Street.
Because this building occupies a corner position on a triangular shaped lot, it has been historically referred to as the "flatiron" building, deriving its nickname from the triangular shaped electric clothing press irons popularized in the 1920's. . . . Map (db m93173) HM
2Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — Auburndale City Hall1927
On East Park Street at Bobby Green Plaza, on the right when traveling east on East Park Street.
The City of Auburndale was incorporated in 1911 and obtained a $60,000 bond in 1926 to construct a new city hall. Four proposed sites were presented as possible locations for the building until, after some indecisions, the City purchased a lot from . . . Map (db m93171) HM
3Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — Bayard Retail BuildingCirca 1926
On North Bartow Avenue south of West Polk Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Ephraim M. Baynard built several commercial buildings and at least two residences in the City of Auburndale. Following a great fire in 1915 that destroyed the business district of Auburndale, Baynard eventually rebuilt his commercial building . . . Map (db m93170) HM
4Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — City's First Fire EngineChief James A. Hancock Jr. Building
On Ariana Avenue north of Newbern Circle, on the left when traveling north.
This 1925 American LaFrance fire engine with its polished wooden bed and steering wheel, rare Italian tires and black leather seat was delivered to the City of Auburndale on June 23, 1925 via freight train. The City's first fire engine stayed in . . . Map (db m93176) HM
5Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — Ephraim M. Baynard House1894
On West Lake Avenue at Shelby Street, on the left when traveling south on West Lake Avenue.
Ephraim M. Baynard, born in South Carolina in 1861, arrived in Auburndale soon after its founding. By 1893, he owned one of the general stores in the community and acreage planted in citrus and tomatoes. As a highly successful grower, Baynard owned . . . Map (db m93193) HM
6Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — Ephraim M. Baynard House1894
On Shelby Street at North Bartow Avenue (State Road 559), on the right when traveling north on Shelby Street.
Ephraim M. Baynard, born in South Carolina in 1861, arrived in Auburndale soon after its founding. By 1893, he owned one of the general stores in the community and acreage planted in citrus and tomatoes. As a highly successful grower, Baynard owned . . . Map (db m93194) HM
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7Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — Patterson Retail BuildingCirca 1916
On North Bartow Avenue (State Road 559) at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Bartow Avenue.
Nearly all of the early commercial buildings in Auburndale were constructed from wood. As a result, three fires destroyed the heart of Auburndale's business sector in 1912, 1913, and 1915. The fire of 1913 was magnified by a great explosion that . . . Map (db m93174) HM
8Florida, Polk County, Auburndale — Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot1927
On West Park Street, 0.1 miles north of Pilaklakaha Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The Seaboard Air Line Rail and the Atlantic Coast Line Rail played a major role in the development of the City of Auburndale, intersecting each other in the City and bringing passengers and commerce from around the State and Country to central . . . Map (db m93175) HM
9Florida, Polk County, Bartow — Co E 7th Florida Inf Regt South Florida BulldogsCSA — 1861 – Deo Vindice – 1865
On East Main Street east of Broadway Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Reported missing.
(Front face) In memory of the 79 militia men under command of Cpt Nathan S. Blount who marched from this site to Gainesville to muster into the CS Army rendering gallant service from April 10, 1862 - April 26, 1865 (Rear . . . Map (db m210602) HM
10Florida, Polk County, Bartow — Fort Carroll
Near State Road 60, 0.5 miles west of 91 Mine Road, on the right when traveling east.
One mile north of here, a stockade type depot was erected by a detail of the 7th Infantry, U.S.A. while on a march to the Kissimmee River. Built Jan. 22, 1841, it was named in honor of Sergeant-Major Francis Carroll who suffered a hero’s death at . . . Map (db m95179) HM
11Florida, Polk County, Bartow — F-590 — Historic L. B. Brown Houseca. 1892
On South 2nd Avenue, 0.2 miles south of East Main Street (U.S. 98), on the left when traveling south.
The L. B. Brown House was built in 1892, during the period of Bartow's initial development. It is a good example of Frame Vernacular construction typical of that period. This house is decorated with intricate mill work and gingerbread. The house has . . . Map (db m63181) HM
12Florida, Polk County, Bartow — 11000718 — Mann Manor
On West Main Street west of South Floral Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m56896) HM
13Florida, Polk County, Bartow — Memorial for Austin C. Welch
Near Highway 60, on the right when traveling east.
Austin Craig Welch, who died attempting to save Crystal E. Droz from drowning. Bartow, Fl. September 3, 2016 "Our hero, Our protector" "I got this!"Map (db m123549) HM
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14Florida, Polk County, Bartow — F-549 — Old Polk County Courthouse
On East Davidson Street east of North Broadway Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Polk County was established February 8, 1861 formed from eastern Hillsborough County and western Brevard County and comprised one of two counties created after the state's secession from the union. Polk County was named after James Knox Polk the . . . Map (db m54003) HM
15Florida, Polk County, Bartow — Site of Fort Blount
On West Main Street at North Carpenter Avenue on West Main Street.
. . . Map (db m54085) HM
16Florida, Polk County, Bartow — PCHC-017 — Surveyor's Lake Schoolhouse
On Sinkhole Road (County Route 640) 0.1 miles south of Surveyor's Lake Road/Murphy Road, on the left when traveling south.
Polk County School Board Surveyor's Lake One-Room Schoolhouse District No. 26 1928-1936Map (db m146357) HM
17Florida, Polk County, Bartow — Swearingen - Langford House690 E. Church St. — c. 1925 —
On East Church Street at North Oak Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street.
Built in 1925 for John J. Swearingen, Florida attorney, State Senator, Spanish-American War veteran, and wife Mary Harding Rainey. Later the home of daughter Katherine Swearingen Langford and her husband Richard H. Langford, prominent citrus grower . . . Map (db m56920) HM
18Florida, Polk County, Bartow — PCHC-026 — Union Academy High School1897-1969
On East Wabash Street west of Oaklawn Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Side 1 Union Academy was the fulfillment of the dream of local African American pioneers seeking to advance the moral and cultural welfare of young people through education. By the 1870s, west Bartow's First Providence Missionary Baptist . . . Map (db m146231) HM
19Florida, Polk County, Dundee — F-458 — The Railroad in Dundee History
On West Main Street at 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
The Dundee Passenger Depot, built ca. 1912, was the first depot on the Haines City to Sebring Line of The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Most of Dundee’s early growth can be attributed to the railroad. With the advent of the railroad, the . . . Map (db m93192) HM
20Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — 76000605 — Christ ChurchEpiscopal
On North Cleveland Avenue at East Broadway Street (U.S. 98), on the left when traveling north on North Cleveland Avenue.
Built 1889 National Register of Historic Places May 6, 1976Map (db m57033) HM
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21Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — Florida 2000 Center of Population
On West Broadway Street at Charleston Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway Street.
Each decade, after it tabulates the decennial census, the U.S. Census Bureau calculates the center of population for the U.S. and each state. The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of each state . . . Map (db m57223) HM
22Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — Fort Meade Veterans Memorial
On West Broadway Street at Charleston Avenue on West Broadway Street.
This memorial is to honor all U.S. military veterans for serving our country with honor & self sacrifice to insure the freedom of the greatest country in the world United States of America Dedicated Nov. 11, 2006 American . . . Map (db m57357) WM
23Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Memorial1861 – Deo Vindice – 1865
On 3rd Street Northeast east of North Cleaveland Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
(Front face) In memory of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson 21 Jan. 1824 - 10 May 1863 Com. 2d Corps. Army of Northern Va., CSAGraduated from West Point US Military Academy 1846 ⋆ Breveted Major for Gallantry in the Mexican War . . . Map (db m57030) HM
24Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — Site of Fort Meade
On 3rd Street Northeast east of North Cleaveland Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Built by Lt. George G. Meade who later became commanding general of the Union Forces during the Civil War. Headquarters of a military area during the Seminole Indian War 1849-1858. Near here were fought several engagements with the . . . Map (db m56924) HM
25Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — F-780 — The W. Henry Lewis House
On North Oak Avenue, 0.1 miles north of 4th Street Northeast, on the right when traveling north.
This house was built in 1901 by pioneer cattleman, financier, and philanthropist W. Henry Lewis (1860-1940). Lewis was born in Thomasville, GA, and came to Florida as a young man. He married Sallie Singletary in 1887. Six of their children lived to . . . Map (db m110867) HM
26Florida, Polk County, Fort Meade — Willoughby Tillis Battle Monument
On 2nd Street Southeast east of South Church Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
(West face) A group of United States Army soldiers led by Lt. Carlton engaged the Seminole Indians in what is known as the Willoughby Tillis Battle in this vicinity on June 14-16, 1856. These five men who lost their lives in this engagement . . . Map (db m57248) HM
27Florida, Polk County, Frostproof — Indian Burial Mound
On North Lake Reedy Boulevard at East Wall Street, on the right when traveling south on North Lake Reedy Boulevard.
In the seventeenth century under Spanish rule Indians buried their dead here Glass beads and silver ornaments found on an Indian skeleton identified the mound as pre-SeminoleMap (db m112128) HM
28Florida, Polk County, Frostproof — Site of Fort Clinch
On County Road 630 at Davis Road, on the right when traveling east on County Road 630.
One of a chain of Seminole Indian War forts 1849-1858. Several men served at this post who later gained prominence in the Civil War. Among these were Generals George G. Meade, A.P. Hill, and "Stonewall" Jackson. Garrisoned by 1st. Art., 7th Inf. . . . Map (db m95108) HM
29Florida, Polk County, Haines City — 137 N. Sixth Street
On North Sixth Street south of Ingraham Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
137 N. Sixth Street Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1916Map (db m51502) HM
30Florida, Polk County, Haines City — 19 N. Sixth Street
On North Sixth Street north of East Hinson Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m51505) HM
31Florida, Polk County, Haines City — 600 E. Hinson Avenue
On North Sixth Street north of East Hinson Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m51506) HM
32Florida, Polk County, Haines City — 607 Jones Avenue
On Jones Avenue (Main Street) east of North Sixth Street, on the right when traveling east.
607 Jones Avenue Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1927Map (db m51507) HM
33Florida, Polk County, Haines City — Consolidated Arcade
On North Sixth Street south of Jones Avenue (Main Street), on the right when traveling north.
Consolidated Arcade 23-37 N. Sixth Street Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1925Map (db m51508) HM
34Florida, Polk County, Haines City — Haines City Masonic Lodge
On North Sixth Street south of Jones Avenue (Main Street), on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m51511) HM
35Florida, Polk County, Haines City — Haines City Railroad Depot
On Park Place north of Jones Avenue (Main Street).
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m51532) HM
36Florida, Polk County, Haines City — F-1130 — Historic Myers & Wiley Athletic Field
On North 8th Street at Avenue C, on the right when traveling north on North 8th Street.
African American philanthropists, Arnie L. Myers and Ruben L. Wiley, donated this site to the City of Haines City on November 29, 1944, to help establish an athletic and recreational field for people of color living in the community during the era . . . Map (db m198389) HM
37Florida, Polk County, Haines City — F-957 — Historic Oakland High School
On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at Avenue D Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.
The Oakland School opened on this site in 1928. The school accommodated first through eighth grades. It operated with funds from the county school board and the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, a charitable organization that provided access to education . . . Map (db m112131) HM
38Florida, Polk County, Haines City — Originally the State Bank of Haines City
On Ingraham Avenue east of North Sixth Street, on the right when traveling west.
Originally the State Bank of Haines City Established in 1913 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m51503) HM
39Florida, Polk County, Haines City — Polk Arcade
On Jones Avenue (Main Street) west of North Seventh Street, on the left when traveling west.
Polk Arcade 609 - 613 Jones Avenue Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1927Map (db m51504) HM
40Florida, Polk County, Haines City — St. Mark's Episcopal Church
On North 9th Street at Jones Avenue (Main Street), on the left when traveling north on North 9th Street.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Established 1892Map (db m51536) HM
41Florida, Polk County, Haines City — Wray Building
On North 6th Street south of Jones Avenue (Main Street), on the right when traveling north.
Wray Building 39 North 6th Street Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1921Map (db m51527) HM
42Florida, Polk County, Highland City — Fort Fraser
Near Bartow Road (U.S. 98) at County Road 540A, on the right when traveling north.
In this immediate vicinity was the site of Fort Fraser. Established by General Zachary Taylor November, 1837 on his march against the Seminoles culminating in the Battle of Okeechobee. Erected by the Fourth Infantry and garrisoned by the Second . . . Map (db m95102) HM
43Florida, Polk County, Homeland — F-719 — Historic Kissengen Spring
Near Homeland-Garfield Road (County Road 640) 1 mile east of U.S. 17/98, on the left when traveling east.
Historic Kissengen Spring is located approximately one mile north of this location. At one time the spring discharged up to 20 million gallons of water a day into the Peace River. The spring’s pool was 200 feet in diameter and reached a depth of 17 . . . Map (db m67655) HM
44Florida, Polk County, Homeland — 07000001 — Homeland SchoolTypical Wooden Pioneer School — Oldest Surviving School in Polk County   1878-1956 —
On Church Avenue south of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
Homeland School Building — 1878 — Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m57310) HM
45Florida, Polk County, Kathleen — PCHC-027 — Kathleen Baptist Church/The Charter Members of Kathleen Baptist Church - 1895
On Central Avenue Northwest at 3rd Street Northwest, on the left when traveling south on Central Avenue Northwest.

KATHLEEN BAPTIST CHURCH This church was established on September 14, 1895, by nine members of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Services were initially held in a log structure on what is now Ross Creek Road. Baptisms took place at the mill pond . . . Map (db m200025) HM
46Florida, Polk County, Kathleen — PCHC-0028 — Kathleen School
On Kathleen Pines Avenue at Lemona Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Kathleen Pines Avenue.
Side 1 This school building was designed by architect E.C. Hosford (1883-1939) and completed in 1928, with east and west additions in 1937. The building replaced a wood frame structure which was located on present day Kathleen Road at Central . . . Map (db m200028) HM
47Florida, Polk County, Kathleen — PCHC-021 — Socrum
On West Socrum Loop Road at North Campbell Road, on the right when traveling north on West Socrum Loop Road.
Settlers from Georgia and the Carolinas began arriving in the Socrum area in the 1840s, before the creation of Polk County in 1861. In August 1851, preaching with baptism was offered at Wm. T. Rushing's homestead at Indian Pond, named for Seminole . . . Map (db m104024) HM
48Florida, Polk County, Lake Alfred — Fort Cummings
On South Lake Shore Way (U.S. 17/92) at West Pierce Street, on the left when traveling east on South Lake Shore Way.
Approximately 1½ miles west of here near the shore of Lake Alfred is the site of Fort Cummings Named for Col. Alexander Cummings of the Fourth Infantry. Established January 22, 1839 and occupied by detachments of the . . . Map (db m117191) HM
49Florida, Polk County, Lake Alfred — PCHC-023 — Fruitlands Institute
On Third Street, on the right when traveling north.
On this site stood a Rosenwald School. Educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) enlisted philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company, Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) to help fund the building of rural community schools for African American . . . Map (db m131643) HM
50Florida, Polk County, Lake Wales — E.C. Stuart Park / The Historic Corridor
On West North Avenue at A Street, on the right when traveling west on West North Avenue.
E.C. Stuart Park E.C. Stuart, one of the founders on Lake Wales, first arrived in Central Florida in 1887, at the age of 35. Recognizing the enormous potential of the region, he entered into business in Bartow, Florida, a neighboring . . . Map (db m200086) HM
51Florida, Polk County, Lake Wales — Fort Gardiner
On Camp Mack Road at Rosalie Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Camp Mack Road. Reported permanently removed.
A few miles east of here, on the banks of the Kissimmee River stood Fort Gardiner. Named for Captain George Washington Gardiner who died in the Dade Massacre in 1835. Established December 2, 1837 by Colonel Zachary Taylor on his march to the Battle . . . Map (db m212853) HM
52Florida, Polk County, Lake Wales — Old Indian TrailsFort Gardner — 1837
On Burns Avenue (State Road 17) at Tower Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Burns Avenue. Reported missing.
On Kissimmee River sixteen miles northeast of Lake Wales government trail leading to fort crosses highway between Gum Lakes. Lake Rosalee, where Seminole Indians stopped before moving to Everglades, is near this trail.Map (db m210363) HM
53Florida, Polk County, Lake Wales — F-763 — Sumica
Near Hesperides Road (State Road 60) 1.1 miles east of Tiger Lake Road, on the right when traveling east.
During the early 1900s, this area’s long leaf and slash pine forests were home to several small turpentine and timber communities. One such town was Sumica, located approximately two miles south of this location. The name “Sumica” is an . . . Map (db m112124) HM
54Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — ‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’by Ian G. Brennan 2012
On S. Massachusetts Ave at Main St., on the right when traveling north on S. Massachusetts Ave.
Ian G. Brennan, Sculptor to the ‘Most noble Order of the Garter” and “Most Honourable Order of the Bath’, has been a contemporary sculptor and woodcarver to the British Royal Household since 1989. ‘Mute Swan . . . Map (db m131271) HM
55Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — “The Greatest Generation”
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to those men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States of America during the Second World War. We honor those Twentieth Century Americans who took up a great struggle and made the sacrifices to perpetuate the gift our . . . Map (db m193517) WM
56Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — 320th Bombardment Group (M)
Near Don Emerson Drive, 0.1 miles south of Drane Field Road (State Road 572) when traveling south.
When Drane Field opened during World War II, the first combat-bound Air Force unit to train here was the 320th Bombardment Group (M), flying B-26 Marauder medium bombers. The Group arrived here August 7, 1942, after having been activated at MacDill . . . Map (db m93357) HM
57Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — 9/11 Memorial[Veterans Memorial Park]
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
On September 11, 2001 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. The twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were a . . . Map (db m193708) WM
58Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — F-52 — Acton Community
On East Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 92) at Interlachen Parkway, on the right when traveling east on East Memorial Boulevard.
In 1884, a group of Englishmen established Acton, named after English author Lord Acton, two miles east of Lakeland. Acton lasted from 1884 until 1894 when its residents scattered after the great freeze. During its decade of existence the town had . . . Map (db m51543) HM
59Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Allen Kryger(1935 – 2002)
On South Massachusetts Avenue at East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Massachusetts Avenue.
Allen Kryger was a scientist and local businessman who specialized in supplying citrus flavoring. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a doctorate of organic chemistry from Iowa State University. Dr. . . . Map (db m130568) HM
60Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Boeing 307 Stratoliner 1939Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
On Medulla Road, 0.1 miles south of James C. Ray Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Once owned by Howard Hughes, the craft was converted to a “planeboat” after sustaining catastrophic damage during Hurricane Cleo (1964). Donated by Dave Drummer Map (db m193391) HM
61Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Boeing 727 “Tampa Bay Pacemaker”Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
On Medulla Road, 0.1 miles south of James C. Ray Drive, on the right when traveling north.
This aircraft was donated by the FedEx corporation and painted to resemble the iconic Piedmont Tampa Bay Pacemaker. After the aircraft’s retirement, it is utilized by our High School students as the only “fully functional Boeing 727 classroom” in . . . Map (db m193396) HM
62Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Brown PlazaSoutheastern University
On Longfellow Blvd. at Avenue E on Longfellow Blvd..
James Donnell Brown and D’Ann Brown James Donnell Brown (1930-1991) grew up in Alabama, and although his ministry would later take him throughout the world, he always had a sense of gratitude for his southeast heritage. James married . . . Map (db m130369) HM
63Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — C-47 “SkyTrain”[Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum]
On Rocky Road north of James C. Ray Drive, on the right when traveling north.
This is the military version of the DC-3. The C-47 has the unique distinction of participating in the Berlin Airlift in the late 1940s.Map (db m193323) HM
64Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — PCHC-016 — Circle B Bar Ranch
Near Winter Lake Road (State Road 540) west of Jacque Lake Lane, on the left when traveling west.
The shore of Lake Hancock was home to this region's first settlers. In 1949, Al and Betty Bellotto bought a portion of this property and founded the Cattle B Bar Ranch. Their success in the citrus and cattle industries and desire to conserve open . . . Map (db m94176) HM
65Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Cirrus VK-30Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
Near Medulla Road, 0.1 miles James C. Ray Drive.
There were only 12 VK-30s built. However, the design was used in the Cirrus SR20 and SR22.Map (db m193401) HM
66Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles south of West Lemon Drive when traveling south.
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear . . . Map (db m193480) WM
67Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Convair F2Y F “SeaDart”[Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum]
On James C. Ray Drive, 0.1 miles east of Medulla Road, on the right when traveling west.
There were only 5 Convair F2Y SeaDarts made. This is the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound.Map (db m193384) WM
68Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Global War on Terrorism Freedom MemorialVeterans Memorial Park
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right.
Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial Dedicated to our Veterans & their families Polk County, Florida On September 11, 2001, police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians (EMTS) came together as one . . . Map (db m195085) HM WM
69Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Grumman F-14-D “Tomcat”[Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum]
On James C. Ray Drive at Peggy Brown Road, on the right when traveling west on James C. Ray Drive.
The F-14 first flew in December 1970, replacing the F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy’s primary maritime air superiority fighter into the 1990s. The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy’s active fleet on 22 September 2006, having . . . Map (db m193383) WM
70Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Hennesy PlazaSoutheastern University
Near Longfellow Boulevard at Avenue E.
Dr. James L. and Margaret Hennesy led the advancement of Southeastern College from 1980 through 1998. Natives of Camden, Arkansas and Mobile, Alabama, the couple married in 1955 and began their ministry as evangelists in the southeastern and . . . Map (db m131273) HM
71Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Homer PlazaSoutheastern University
Cyril E. Homer, D.D. Cyril E. Homer D.D., served as president of South-Eastern Bible College from 1955 to 1958 and again from 1970 to 1979. Well-respected and appreciated by students and faculty alike, Dr Homer was known simply as . . . Map (db m131058) HM
72Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Kelly GardensSoutheastern University
Near Longfellow Blvd. at Avenue E.
Dr. Charles Kelly and Eloise Kelly Dr. Charles Kelly is a 1964 graduate of Southeastern University. He has served forty-five years as an Assemblies of God minister and pastured two churches prior to being elected to the position of . . . Map (db m130562) HM
73Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Lambert PlazaSoutheastern University
Near Longfellow Boulevard at Avenue E.
Vaudie V. Lambert and Lillian Lambert Reverend Vaudie V. Lambert Jr., served over 50 years as an Assemblies of God minister. For 23 of those years he and his wife Lillian pastured churches in Alabama and Florida. His last pastorate, . . . Map (db m131057) HM
74Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Lodwick School of Aeronautics
Near North Lake Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Gilmore Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
On September 14, 1940, the Lodwick School of Aeronautics began flight instruction in Lakeland by contract with the United States Army Air Corps. Owned and operated by Albert Irvin Lodwick, the school had an initial enrollment of 40 cadets, a peak . . . Map (db m94173) HM
75Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — MiG-21 MF 1970Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
On James C. Ray Drive, 0.1 miles east of Medulla Road, on the right when traveling east.
Approximately 60 countries across 4 continents have flown the Russian designed supersonic jet. With 13,996 produced, the MiG-21 holds the record for being the most produced supersonic aircraft. #7708 served in the Slovak Air Force before retiring . . . Map (db m193387) HM
76Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Munn Park
On East Main Street at Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
Munn Park was established in 1884 as a town square in Lakeland's first subdivision, the original Munn's Subdivision. Later the entire block was dedicated by Abraham Munn as a "Public Square" in perpetuity, to forever remain in public ownership. . . . Map (db m53649) HM
77Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Munn Park Historic District
On North Tennessee Avenue north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Munn Park Historic District contains the area's largest concentration of early commercial buildings and public spaces. The development of the district spans the entire history of Lakeland with the first major settlement beginning in 1885. The . . . Map (db m53647) HM
78Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — No Longer the Forgotten WarVeterans Memorial Park
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the 1,600,000 Americans who served in the Korean War from June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953. Often called “The Forgotten War”, the Korean War was one of the bloodiest in history. Over 136,000 Americans were killed or wounded in battles at . . . Map (db m193661) WM
79Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Operations Desert Shield/Desert StormVeterans Memorial Park
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, in the median.
“This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait.” President George H.W. Bush
On 2 August 1990 the Iraqi Army invaded and occupied Kuwait, which was met with international condemnation and . . . Map (db m193666) HM WM
80Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — PA-47 “Piper Jet”Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
Near Medulla Road, 0.1 miles south of James C. Ray Drive, on the right when traveling north.
This is the prototype Piper Jet Total Produced: 1 First Flight: July 2008 Cancelled: October 2011Map (db m193402) HM
81Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Pearl Harbor MemorialVeterans Memorial Park
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street.
… we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vein… Remember Dec. 7th! Images of the attack from top to left clockwise Photo #1: A 1942 poster by Allen Sandburg, issued by the office of War . . . Map (db m196999) WM
82Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Polk County Confederate MonumentCSA — 1861 1865 —
Near Lake Beulah Drive south of West Lemon Street, on the left when traveling south.
Confederate Dead (Left face) In memory of that noble band, who have crossed the mystic stream, and are resting now in that happy land, where peace and pleasure reign supreme. The heroic deeds will never fade, . . . Map (db m212022) WM
83Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — 93000446 — Polk Theatre and Office Building
On South Florida Avenue north of West Lemon Street, on the right when traveling south.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m53623) HM
84Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Price Memorial FountainSoutheastern University
Near Longfellow Blvd. at Avenue E.
Reverend Donald E. Price served approximately forty years as an Assemblies of God minister, including twenty years as a pastor. He spent eleven of those years at his last pastorate, Callaway Assembly of God in Panama City. Married to his high . . . Map (db m130227) HM
85Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Private James H. MillsMedal of Honor Recipient — Veterans Memorial Park —
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street.
Private James H. Mills Company F 15th Infantry United States Army May 3, 1923 - November 11, 1973 ★ ★ Medal of Honor For Conspicuous Gallantry May 24, 1944 Cisterna Di Littoria, Italy The . . . Map (db m197294) WM
86Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Republic of Vietnam1961 - 1975
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to those who contributed to the security of the United States through honorable military service to the Republic of Vietnam. More than 300,000 service members were wounded, over 58,000 killed and almost 2,000 remain missing in action. . . . Map (db m193664) WM
87Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Second Mass. Infantry CampMay 17-30, 1898
On Lake Morton Drive at South Massachusetts Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Lake Morton Drive.
Camp Massachusetts, one of the five encampments in Lakeland during the Spanish-American War, bordered part of Lake Morton. Pvt. Wesley S. Brass, of Company I, died here and was given "a funeral that a Marshal of France might have deserved..." The . . . Map (db m51437) HM
88Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Serving Those Who ServedVeterans Memorial Park
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street.
Dedicated to Polk County veterans and organizations serving veterans of the armed forces of the United States of America All Gave Some Some Gave All Veterans Service Organizations (left side) Military Order of the Purple Heart Ch . . . Map (db m197307) WM
89Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Site of the Camp of The 10th Cavalry, The “Buffalo Soldiers”May 14th – June 7, 1898
On West Peachtree Street at North Virginia Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Peachtree Street.
The 10th Cavalry, one of four all black regiments in the regular army at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, camped at this site on the shore of Lake Wire in the spring of 1898 while awaiting transport to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American . . . Map (db m130419) HM
90Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — PCHC-019 — The Carpenters' Home
Near Carpenters Way, 0.5 miles east of U.S. 98, on the left when traveling east.
The Carpenters' Home was the retirement home for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America from 1929 to 1976. The Union completed the purchase of the 1,684 acre site in April 1924. Costing $632,393, the site included 594 . . . Map (db m100435) HM
91Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — F-275 — The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College
On Johnson Avenue at McDonald Street, on the right when traveling north on Johnson Avenue.
At Florida Southern College is located the largest collection of buildings on one site ever created by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's foremost architects. Wright's plan for the campus is the only tangible example of his community planning . . . Map (db m13632) HM
92Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — The Great African American Generation[Veterans Memorial Park]
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
This monument pays tribute to all of those Polk County African Americans who served in World War II. Their service to the country would continue long after the battlefields of World War II grew silent. More than one and a half million . . . Map (db m193707) HM WM
93Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — The Moorehead Community
Near West Lime Street, 0.2 miles east of Lake Beulah Drive.
In the early 1880's one of Lakeland's first settlements developed on these 35 acres. Railroad laborers working on the Henry B. Plant railroad lines and other African-Americans moved here to begin construction in 1882 on a railroad line from Tampa . . . Map (db m198387) HM
94Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — The Oates Building
Near South Florida Avenue north of East Orange Street, on the left when traveling south.
    The Oates Building is a prime example of Florida "Boom Time" architecture, expressed in the Mediterranean Revival style. Built in 1925 by Mr. Alvah Y. Oates, the building was designed by noted Florida and local architect E.C. . . . Map (db m55289) HM
95Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — F-457 — The Sorosis Club Building
On Lake Morton Drive south of Vistabula Street, on the left when traveling south.
In 1922 the Sorosis Club or sorority, a women's club in Lakeland, was organized. Named after the first incorporated women's club in America, the Sorosis Club of New York, the Sorosis Club's mission included service to the community, as well as . . . Map (db m51933) HM
96Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — F-414 — The Women's Club of Lakeland59 Lake Morton Drive
On Lake Morton Drive north of East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Women’s Club of Lakeland was organized in 1912. In 1923 the club purchased this property as the site for its clubhouse. W.B.Talley, a Lakeland architect, designed this colonial revival building in 1927 and in 1928 construction was completed by . . . Map (db m67657) HM
97Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Thomas B. Mack Park
On Lake Hollingsworth Drive at Mississippi Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Lake Hollingsworth Drive.
Thomas B. Mack was an author, educator and collector in the fields of horticulture, citrus and garden design. In 1951 he began a long horticultural teaching career at Florida Southern College specializing in citrus. In 1997 he was inducted into the . . . Map (db m130421) HM
98Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Veterans Memorial[Veterans Memorial Park]
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the memory of all men and women who served our country in defense of freedom all of America’s wars and conflicts For your tomorrow they gave their today Map (db m193693) WM
99Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — Women Veterans of World War IIVeterans Memorial Park
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
Honoring women who performed service to the United States of America during World War II. Army and Navy Nurse Corps Women’s Army Corps (WACs) Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) Navy (WAVES) Coast Guard (SPARs) Marine . . . Map (db m193677) HM WM
100Florida, Polk County, Lakeland — World War II Prisoners of War
Near Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right when traveling north.
“People who have not lost their freedom don’t know what freedom really means. We must all work and fight to keep our freedom.” Honoring those who served our country and all who sacrificed their lives for our freedom . . . Map (db m193489) WM

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