“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orange County, Florida

Clickable Map of Orange County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Orange County, FL (234) Brevard County, FL (341) Lake County, FL (63) Osceola County, FL (111) Polk County, FL (131) Seminole County, FL (149) Volusia County, FL (434)  OrangeCounty(234) Orange County (234)  BrevardCounty(341) Brevard County (341)  LakeCounty(63) Lake County (63)  OsceolaCounty(111) Osceola County (111)  PolkCounty(131) Polk County (131)  SeminoleCounty(149) Seminole County (149)  VolusiaCounty(434) Volusia County (434)
Orlando is the county seat for Orange County
Adjacent to Orange County, Florida
      Brevard County (341)  
      Lake County (63)  
      Osceola County (111)  
      Polk County (131)  
      Seminole County (149)  
      Volusia County (434)  
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1 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — F-1054 — Apopka Schoolhouse
Public education has always been an important part of Apopka's history. In 1879, Orange County held its first institute for teacher education in Apopka. In the early 1880s, the school in Apopka lacked a permanent building and was forced to hold its . . . Map (db m146436) HM
2 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — Armed Forces Memorial Apopka
For those who died a hero's death Who felt the flag upon their chest Who kept the bonds of the free unfurled Who fought for peace throughout the world This olive branch is gratefully lain To show your death was not in vain. - . . . Map (db m212341) WM
3 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — F-638 — Community of Piedmont
Piedmont, named in the late 1890s, was comprised of a wide area around Blue lake, one and one-half miles east of Apopka City. It was a close-knit community populated in the 1870s almost entirely by Swedish immigrants. Among the earliest settlers . . . Map (db m72441) HM
4 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — Dr. Howard A. Kelly Park
To the memory of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly of Baltimore, Maryland, one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical school. He was a great surgeon, teacher and medical authority, and above all, a Christian gentleman. Dr. Kelly, in 1927 . . . Map (db m66834) HM
5 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — F-868 — Dr. Howard A. Kelly Park
Rock Springs is the source of the Rock Springs Run, a swift running stream with an average flow of 26,000 gallons per minute and a constant temperature of 68 degrees. The spring flows from limestone containing fossils that date back 17 million . . . Map (db m94341) HM
6 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — F-943 — Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
This little church began as a simple rectangular board and batten structure built in 1886 by the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Apopka. Services were held in the church for ten years until the Great Freeze of 1895 forced the . . . Map (db m104871) HM
7 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — Farm Workers Enrich the Cultural History of Lake Apopka
The history of people and the environment intertwine at Lake Apopka. Lake Apopka has a long history as a farming community. Beginning in the 1940s, about 20,000 acres of wetlands along the north shore of Lake Apopka were drained and diked to . . . Map (db m165348) HM
8 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — Lake Apopka North Shore
Restoring Lake Apopka The Lake Apopka Restoration Act of 1985 and the Florida Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Act of 1987 paved the way for restoration work to begin. Activities have included: • Purchase of more than . . . Map (db m165349) HM
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9 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — F-714 — Lovell's Landing at Lake Apopka
In the 1870s, the early settlers of northwest Orange County looked to area waterways as commercial highways. Lake Apopka, the head of the Ocklawaha chain of lakes, offered access to the St. Johns River near Palatka and a way for citrus and vegetable . . . Map (db m72409) HM
10 Florida, Orange County, Apopka — F-251 — Oldest Masonic Lodge Building in Continuous Use in Florida
Masonic Lodge No. 36 of the Grand Jurisdiction of Florida was established in 1856 and is still serving under a warrant issued that year. This building was erected here in 1859; the upper story has been continually used for lodge meetings. The . . . Map (db m72418) HM
11 Florida, Orange County, Bay Lake — From Ships to Staves
Named for their wooden stave planks, Norway's iconic stave churches were constructed using many of the same techniques used to build Norwegian ships. To help protect the medieval structures against the harsh winters, master craftsmen designed the . . . Map (db m220022) HM
12 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — A Fateful Flight
On June 19, 1943 a routine training flight took the lives of seven WWII airmen who crashed here in what is now Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area. Their flight departed from Sanford Naval Air Station, once filled with metal hangars containing . . . Map (db m212134) HM
13 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Beehead Ranch House1917 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The cracker name for a group of trees is head. Bees filled the hollows of the live oak trees with honey. The area where the ranch house was located was noted for its numerous honey trees, resulting in the house being named, The Beehead Ranch House. . . . Map (db m208468) HM
14 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — BlockhouseFort Christmas Historical Park
The blockhouses served as lookouts, headquarters of General Thomas S Jesup, and protection of the troops in the event of an Indian attack. Two blockhouses were constructed on opposite corners of the stockade twenty (20) feet square with four (4) . . . Map (db m208578) WM
15 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Blockhouse — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The blockhouses served as lookouts, headquarters of General Thomas S. Jesup and protection of the troops in the event of an Indian attack. Two blockhouses were constructed on opposite corners of the stockade, twenty feet square with four feet . . . Map (db m208610) HM
16 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Brown Housecirca 1900
Ephriam Legrand Brown built this house in 1900. Mr. Brown was born in Americus, Georgia in 1859 and came to Florida at the age of sixteen. He worked as a surveyor. In 1882 he married Julia Roberts of the Roberts Plantation on Lake Mills. He . . . Map (db m108107) HM
17 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Cane Grinding — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Every farmer had a patch of sugarcane that provided syrup and brown sugar. The patch was cultivated in low areas, getting sweet in late October. It was cut and hauled by wagon to the mill where it was stripped and topped. To grind sugarcane, a . . . Map (db m208446) HM
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18 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Cane Grinding-Syrup Making — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
To grind cane, a mule was hitched to the long shaft that turned the rollers as the mule walked around. The cane was fed through the rollers and the juice from the pressed stalks was collected in a barrel. Virtually every farmer had a patch of . . . Map (db m208447) HM
19 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Chickens — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
As European immigrants and settlers came to America, many came with chickens in tow. Some were raised on farms and in towns sharing living space with the farmer in their house or outbuildings, free to roam the fields foraging for food and even . . . Map (db m208483) HM
20 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Christmas Post Officec. 1937 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The post office was an important meeting place for the community of Christmas. This is the eighth structure to house the post office. The first post offices were in people's homes and then as part of a general store. This is the first building that . . . Map (db m208598) HM
21 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Cotton — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Cotton was grown by American Indians in the early 1500's, documented from sightings by the Coronado expedition 1540-1542. The Spaniards raised a cotton crop in Florida in 1556. Pioneers had to make all the thread they required for their . . . Map (db m208586) HM
22 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Dugout Canoecirca 1900 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
This 19 foot canoe was found in the area of Tampa Bay in 1980. It was believed to have been a seafaring canoe of 50 to 100 years in age at that time. It is unlikely of Seminole or Miccosukee construction, but may be from the islands, Central America . . . Map (db m208530) HM
23 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Florida Pioneer Gardens — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Almost every family in the late 1800s and early 1900s had a garden. It was their main source of food. The climate of Florida allowed them to have a spring and fall garden. Food was grown year round with plants being replaced when their productive . . . Map (db m208540) HM
24 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Florida Sugarcane — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Sugarcane is a crop that can be grown throughout Florida. In most areas of the state it is grown only as a hobby crop for syrup production or as a source of "chewing cane". In south Florida, along the shores of Lake Okeechobee, sugarcane is . . . Map (db m208448) HM
25 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Fort Christmas
Fort Christmas Built in 1835 Three miles north of this marker Erected by Orlando Chapter, D.A.R. 1951 Map (db m156158) HM
26 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — F-252 — Fort Christmas
As white settlers moved into Florida in the 1820's and 1830's, there were growing demands that the Seminole Indians be removed to a reservation west of the Mississippi. Efforts to convince the Seminoles to move failed, and in 1835 the conflict known . . . Map (db m54086) HM
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27 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Fort Christmas Picnic Pavilion — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
This pavilion was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), during the depression era of the 1930s. It has been renovated and preserved at the request of the local Christmas community for its service and for the memorable times it . . . Map (db m208077) HM
28 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Lunch Roomcirca 1932 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The Union School was established in 1906. Originally a large, one-room school, it was named “Union" School because it united several small, family operated schools in the Fort Christmas area into a central location. In the 1920s the school was . . . Map (db m208399) HM
29 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Partin House and Barncirca 1950s — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Dixie Partin (1893-1977) was the youngest son of Hugh Gilmore Partin, Jr and Margaret Hull. He married Emma Gill (1900-1987) and had three daughters, Louise, Marcile and Naomi. He purchased land near his father's homestead (Sun Flower Trail) where . . . Map (db m208451) HM
30 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Powder Magazine — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The powder magazine was used for storing ammunition and was below ground level for safety. Should the powder explode the energy from the blast would be sent mostly upward into the air, not outward destroying the Fort and causing injury to the . . . Map (db m208603) HM
31 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Simmons 2 Housecirca 1870s
George Washington Simmons and Ann McDougald Simmons were married at Silver Springs in 1856. They soon moved to the Orlando area where they lived near Curry’s Ford for a number of years. Then in 1873 they settled at Taylor Creek near Fort Christmas . . . Map (db m108044) HM
32 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Simmons 3 Housecirca 1915 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Thomas Jefferson Woods, born in 1896, was the son of Francis Jackson Woods and Emma Matilda Savage. In 1927 he and his wife, Katie, were living in a palmetto-thatched lean-to, struggling to complete the house in time for the birth of their first . . . Map (db m208479) HM
33 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Storehouse — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The storehouse was used for storing army rations and supplies. Food staples consisted of salt pork, dried beef, corn, beans, rice and coffee, plus such condiments as salt, brown sugar, vinegar and molasses. Equipment and supplies for an army, such . . . Map (db m208607) WM
34 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — The Seminole Indian Wars in Florida1835-1842 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
During the Second Seminole War General Eustis, U.S. Army, under the command of General Thomas S. Jesup, moved a column south from Fort Mellon (Sanford, Florida) on the 17th of December 1837. The column consisted of the 3rd Regiment of Artillery, 4 . . . Map (db m208532) HM
35 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Turpentine TreeFort Christmas Historical Park
This is an example of a tree that has been prepared for turpentining. You will notice trees with this type of distinctive scaring all around the park. To prepare a tree for turpentining part of the bark on the tree trunk was first removed. Next, a . . . Map (db m214832) HM
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36 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Union School196 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
The Union School was established in 1906. Originally a large, one-room school, it was named “Union" School because it united several small, family operated schools in the Fort Christmas area into a central location. In the 1920s the school was . . . Map (db m208396) HM
37 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Wheeler-Bass Housecirca 1905 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Built by Jim Wheeler in the early 1900s, this small house began as a barn. It was converted to a home shortly after its completion. Early rural homes did not have glass windows. Board shutters were opened to allow entry of light and air circulation. . . . Map (db m208452) HM
38 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Woods Housecirca 1927 — Fort Christmas Historical Park —
Thomas Jefferson Woods, born in 1896, was the son of Francis Jackson Woods and Emma Matilda Savage. In 1927 he and his wife, Katie, were living in a palmetto-thatched lean-to, struggling to complete the house in time for the birth of their first . . . Map (db m208469) HM
39 Florida, Orange County, Christmas — Yates Housecirca 1890s
John Burl (Bud) Yates III, born in 1875, and Polly Canada, born in 1874, lived on the John Burl Yates’ homestead, located on Taylor Creek when they first were married. They converted an old shed into living quarters and prepared meals on a 'cook . . . Map (db m108093) HM
40 Florida, Orange County, Conway — Citrus Industry and Red Hill Groves/Conway School Reported missing
Citrus Industry and Red Hill Groves Cattle ranches and turpentine stills filled the Conway landscape in the late nineteenth century, but it was the citrus industry that would predominate in most of the twentieth century. For miles, neat . . . Map (db m210835) HM
41 Florida, Orange County, Conway — Conway First Baptist Church/Fort Gatlin
Conway First Baptist Church The Conway First Baptist Church was organized in 1910 and first housed in a clubhouse on Arnold Avenue and Anderson Road. In February 1911, the clubhouse and lot were sold or exchanged for five acres of land . . . Map (db m101052) HM
42 Florida, Orange County, Conway — Conway United Methodist Church/Brick Road
Conway United Methodist Church The Conway Methodist Church was first organized in 1874 as the Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church South. Services were held monthly in a log cabin and led by a circuit rider. The building also served as the . . . Map (db m93389) HM
43 Florida, Orange County, Conway — St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church/Datson Dairy
St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church was built on land donated by Mary Walker in 1915. It was a small frame building with a steeple to the side of the main entrance The small African American community . . . Map (db m101051) HM
44 Florida, Orange County, Conway — The English Colony/The Polo Club
The English Colony A group of Englishmen known locally as the English Colony immigrated to Conway in the 1880s. They came as a result of a land and citrus industry promotion by the state and railroad corporations that promised an annual . . . Map (db m101054) HM
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45 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Club Eaton
Club Eaton opened in 1946 during the times of segregation. The club was the first “Big-Time" nightclub for African Americans with entertainment by notable, successful African American entertainers, these entertainers included Duke Ellington, BB . . . Map (db m196480) HM
46 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 8 — Dash’s Citrus Grove & House
Many of the homesites in early Eatonville included a citrus grove. One of the largest was Dash's Citrus Grove. Bounded by Kennedy Boulevard, West, Clark, and Calhoun Streets, it occupied an entire square block The grove was part of the homestead of . . . Map (db m221683) HM
47 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Eatonville Fire Department
Eatonville Fire Dept Organized Oct. 13, 1955 C.H.Crooms Mayor M. Robinson Chief H. T. Baker Asst. Chief N. Vereeniging Sec. A.Franklin Chap. A. G. Green Lt J. W. Baldwin Reporter O.H. Majors C. Boyer J. Graham . . . Map (db m196602) HM
48 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Eatonville Gateway
The Eatonville Gateway, mounted on 30-foot brick pedestals, arches over the west side of Kennedy Boulevard. The Gateway greets visitors to the town with a large, decorative clock and archway signage that speaks to the town’s rich history: "The town . . . Map (db m196458) HM
49 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Eatonville Police Department
The first police station was built circa 1912 under Mayor John Hurston. Several buildings were built and continuously renovated. A holding section (jail) was housed within the police station until circa 1971. The current police station is . . . Map (db m196530) HM
50 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Eatonville Town Hall
Town hall was originally located in Joe Clark’s store. As the town grew, town hall was relocated within various other buildings including the original police station.The first building to be constructed and specifically dedicated for usage as a town . . . Map (db m196424) HM
51 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Eatonville Water Tower
This water tower serves as a beacon to let all know that Eatonville, Florida was the first municipality within the United States to be incorporated by families of newly freed slaves. Incorporated on August 18, 1887, "This is the Town that . . . Map (db m196618) HM
52 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Eatonville, Florida
“The Nation’s Oldest Black Incorporated Municipality” established 1887 The community of Eatonville was established by and for African Americans whose dream it was to govern themselves.Between 1880 and 1930, hundreds of such communities were . . . Map (db m196791) HM
53 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 1 — Hungerford School
The Robert L. Hungerford Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1889 as the first school for African Americans in Central Florida. Modeled after, Tuskegee Institute, a school started by Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee, Alabama, the mission of . . . Map (db m196810) HM
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54 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Joe Clark’s Store
Joe Clark’s store with "The Lying Porch” was located on Old Apopka Road (now Kennedy Boulevard). The store sold groceries and general merchandise. It also served as the town’s post office and town hall. This was a gathering place for town residents . . . Map (db m196442) HM
55 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 5 — Kennedy Boulevard and Sewell’s Place
Kennedy Boulevard, originally known as Old Apopka Road, has always been the Town of Eatonville's "main street." It has functioned since at least 1846 as the primary traffic artery connecting Maitland and Winter Park in the northwest section of . . . Map (db m196729) HM
56 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 10 — Mack’s Auto Repair Garage
The concrete-block building that presently sits on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and College Street was once the location of one of the "second-wave" business establishments within the Town. Beginning in the late 1930's, some businesses were . . . Map (db m196857) HM
57 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Matilda Mosley Home
Friends of Libraries USA Library Landmarks Register Matilda Mosley Home Eatonville site of the home of the childhood best friend of Zora Neal Hurston who, throughout her writings, celebrates the rich culture of Eatonville as . . . Map (db m196869) HM
58 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 9 — Missionary Baptist Church
Founded in 1882, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is the second oldest congregation in Eatonville. When the church began; its members assembled on alternate Sundays in the same structure used by the St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal . . . Map (db m196786) HM
59 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — F-620 — Moseley House
Taylor Street is the eastern boundary of Eatonville and is the site of Jim and Matilda Clark Moseley's home. Matilda, or "Miss Tillie," as she was affectionately called, was the niece of Joseph Clark, Eatonville's founder and first mayor. Early . . . Map (db m52686) HM
60 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Robert Hungerford Normal and Industrial SchoolEstablished 1899
The school was patterned after Tuskegee Institute, which was founded by Booker T. Washington the noted educator and scientist, (sic) George Washington Carver was a featured lecturer at Robert Hungerford Normal and Industrial School.Map (db m196587) HM
61 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 4 — St. Lawrence African Methodist Church and the Mosley House
The history of the current St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church is represented by the present church structure as well as by the home located on Kennedy Boulevard, opposite the church sanctuary. Founded in 1881, the St. . . . Map (db m196780) HM
62 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church
The St. Lawrence African Methodist Church was Founded in 1881. St. Lawrence Church is older than the historic town itself, and it is one of the oldest African American Church’s in the Central Florida area. It was named in honor of Lewis Lawrence of . . . Map (db m196645) HM
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63 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 3 — The Hurston and Joe Clark’s
Across from this site (on People Street) once stood the eight-room, "one story and a jump" house in which the Hurston family lived. The Rev. John Hurston was the Town's third mayor and the second pastor of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. . . . Map (db m196783) HM
64 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Thomas House
The first church in historic Eatonville was St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. This church shared sanctuary usage with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with alternating worship times. The church building later housed . . . Map (db m196728) HM
65 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — 7 — Traditional Pathways and Ladies Club Pavilion
Eatonville is strategically located between two lakes, Lake Sybelia at the northeastern edge of the original Eatonville Town site and Lake Belle in the southeastern corner. The pathways between these two natural lakes were an early means of moving . . . Map (db m221703) HM
66 Florida, Orange County, Eatonville — Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston 1891 -1960 Novelist Folklorest Anthropologist Map (db m196888) HM
67 Florida, Orange County, Gotha — F-754 — Henry Nehrling's Palm Cottage Gardens
This site was home to Dr. Henry Nehrling (1853-1929), an internationally renowned horticulturalist, naturalist, botanist, ornithologist, and writer known as the "patron saint of Florida gardens." Here, and at his later Naples gardens, between 1886 . . . Map (db m226365) HM
68 Florida, Orange County, Gotha — Turnverein - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
On May 5, 1885, the Richter brothers, Trustee and members of the German Turnverein purchased 40-acre Block "O" on which a 1.81-acre parcel was briefly designated as the Turnverein Cemetery—locally known as "Turner Hill." On July 27, 1893 Zion . . . Map (db m228120) HM
69 Florida, Orange County, Gotha — Vietnam War Monument
In commemoration of the Vietnam Wall Experience on this site, November 9-11, 2001. This Monument is dedicated to the memory of those Floridians who died, or remain missing, in the Vietnam War 1959 - 1975 and in so doing, honors all the men . . . Map (db m235583) WM
70 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — AmphicarsAn amphibious automobile suited for both land and water
The Model 770 Amphicar was named after its ability to achieve speeds of seven knots in the water and 70 mph on land. 3,878 Amphicars were manufactured in Germany from 1961 to 1968. During that time 3,046 were imported into the United States. The . . . Map (db m189939) HM
71 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction
Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction was built as a tribute to "Gertie the Dinosaur," one of the first well-known animated cartoon stars. Gertie first amazed vaudeville audiences in 1914 when she was projected life-size onto a screen and shared . . . Map (db m189938) HM
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72 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — English Tea GardenTwinings Presents The
In 1706, Thomas Twining became one of the first individuals to introduce tea drinking to the English. Word of this exotic, new drink quickly spread. Even eighteenth century English novelist Jane Austen and Charles II Earl Grey were Twinings . . . Map (db m198210) HM
73 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — Oldengate Bridge
This fossil Gateway is composed of the giant bones of a Brachiosaurus, one of the largest creatures that ever walked the earth. It stands fifty-two feet tall and more than eighty feet long. A peaceful plant-eater, the Brachiosaurus' enormous . . . Map (db m198209) HM
74 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — The Liberty Bell
The Province Bell was the name first used to describe me. I was ordered from the English bell foundry of Whitechapel in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Assembly. I was to be part of the celebration which would commemorate the 50th anniversary of William . . . Map (db m76520) HM
75 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — The Liberty Tree
Under the boughs of the original Liberty Tree in Boston in 1765, patriots, calling themselves “The Sons of Liberty,” gathered to protest the imposition of the Stamp Act. In the years that followed, almost every American town had a . . . Map (db m76711) HM
76 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — Tom Sawyer IslandExplorer Map
Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens in 1835, in Florida, Missouri. He grew up not too far away in the small town of Hannibal. From there, he would raft over to islands in the Mississippi and watch as majestic steamboats paddled by. As a young man, he . . . Map (db m188578) HM
77 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — Tyrannosaurus Rex“Sue”
This fossil cast is an exact replica of “Sue”, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. Named for her discoverer, Sue was found in South Dakota on August 12, 1990. Sue is 90% complete, a fossil find of enormous importance . . . Map (db m76896) HM
78 Florida, Orange County, Lake Buena Vista — Visit Carousel of ProgressWalt Disney's Carousel of Progress
The Carousel of Progress first premiered at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. The show then moved to Disneyland where it opened as part of a new Tomorrowland. In 1973, Carousel of Progress relocated to its current home here in the Magic Kingdom at . . . Map (db m189941) HM
79 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — F-524 — Black Bear Trail
The Black Bear Trail, so named because it ran through the natural habitat of the black bear, was organized by The Black Bear Trail, Inc., an association of officials of Chambers of Commerce, boards of trade and cities lying along the route of the . . . Map (db m7453) HM
80 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — Carpentry Shop Museum
This historic workshop, built around 1883, was the site of William H. Waterhouse's woodworking and construction business. A pioneer settler and carpenter, Mr. Waterhouse built many of the early homes in Maitland and constructed the pews for he First . . . Map (db m52525) HM
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81 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — F-760 — Church of the Good Shepherd
The Church of the Good Shepherd (known as "The Chapel") was established in 1882 by the Right Reverend Henry Benjamin Whipple, the first Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Minnesota, who wintered in Maitland because of poor health. Bishop Whipple . . . Map (db m93356) HM
82 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — F-49 — First Presbyterian ChurchMaitland
This congregation was organized in 1882 by ten Presbyterian settlers under the direction of the Rev. W.G.F. Wallace when Maitland was a pioneer hamlet. The church building was constructed in 1883, and it is one of the oldest churches still in use in . . . Map (db m7451) HM
83 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland1838 — Directly east of this highway —
Fort Maitland was built in November 1838 by Lt. Col. Alexander C. W. Fanning, U.S.A. (1788-1848) on the military road connecting Fort Melon (Sanford) with Fort Gatlin (Orlando) and used as a stockade in the war between the United States and the . . . Map (db m7452) HM
84 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — Lake Lily
The historic road around Late Lily was first used as a Native American path. During the Second Seminole War, it became a military supply route between Fort Mellon (now Sanford) and Fort Gatlin (now Orlando.) Ft. Maitland (located East of the park) . . . Map (db m197016) HM
85 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — F-523 — Lake Lily DriveA Florida Heritage Site
This road was the first direct route from Northeast Florida to Maitland. It followed Maitland Avenue around this west side of Lake Lily and continued south on what is now Highway 17-92. During the Second Seminole War the United States Army used this . . . Map (db m13636) HM
86 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — F-522 — Railroading in Maitland
Before the railroad to Lake Maitland, travelers boarded a steamboat in Jacksonville for the trip up the St. Johns River to Sanford. The St. Johns River is one of only three rivers in the United States that flows from south to north. Landing at . . . Map (db m52452) HM
87 Florida, Orange County, Maitland — 83001434 — William H. Waterhouse ResidenceBuilt in 1884
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior July 15, 1983Map (db m52521) HM
88 Florida, Orange County, Ocoee — F-1078 — Orange County Election Day Violence/ Ocoee Massacre and Exodus
Orange County Election Day Violence Leading up to Election Day on November 2, 1920, the Ku Klux Klan and the United Confederate Veterans held rallies and parades to discourage African Americans from voting. County officials arranged for . . . Map (db m160890) HM
89 Florida, Orange County, Ocoee — The Christian ChurchOcoee Historical Site
This church was built in 1891 by Gen. William T. Withers. The General died before the construction was completed, but Mrs. Withers finished the job in her husband's honor. The land was donated by Cpt. Sims. The church is Gothic architecture. The . . . Map (db m146480) HM
90 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — "Lest We Forget"
In memory of the Orange County boys who gave their lives in the World War. Erected by the Orlando Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution, aided by patriotic citizens of Orange County, 1924. Map (db m7420) WM
91 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — The Lone Sailor Memorial of Central FloridaNaval Training Center Orlando
Honoring Sailors The Central Florida Council of the U.S. Navy League chose The Lone Sailor statue to honor ove 652,000 Sailors (men and women) who started their naval careers at the former U.S. Navy Recruit Training Center in Orlando, . . . Map (db m187307) HM
92 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — 1972 B-52 Crash
At 11:20 a.m. on March 31, 1972, a 306th Bombardment Wing B-52D Stratofortress bomber stationed at nearby McCoy Air Force Base (now Orlando International Airport) crashed on this site. The plane, which was not carrying any weapons, had left McCoy . . . Map (db m223557) HM
93 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — 1972 B-52 Crash Memorial
In memory of Lt. Col. George P. Gamache • Lt. Col. William E. Kesler Maj. James J. Hammons • Capt. Wendell W. Campbell, Jr. Capt. Barry E. Applebee • Capt. Robert W. Heatherly Msgt. Allan H. Murray Who slipped the surly bonds of . . . Map (db m212346) WM
94 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — A City Within A CityNaval Training Center Orlando
There were several different commands at Naval Training Center (NTC) Orlando. Although Recruit Training Command (RTC) was only one of these, it was the largest. RTC provided the training that turned men and women civilians into Sailors. NTC was . . . Map (db m187052) HM
95 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — Army SPC Jeffrey M. WershowCorporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum
Army SPC Jeffrey M. Wershow Gainesville, FL July 6, 2003, Age 22 Map (db m211985) WM
96 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — Arrival at Recruit Training Command OrlandoNaval Training Center Orlando
A New Life From the seconds the recruits got off the bus at RTC Orlando they knew life would be different. The goal was to turn a civilian into a professional sailor in under eight weeks. In the first week, a recruit was given a . . . Map (db m186894) WM
97 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — F-401 — Astronaut John Watts Young
John Watts Young, NASA astronaut, Gemini veteran, Apollo moonwalker, and space shuttle commander, was the first American to travel in space six times. As an Orlando High School student, Young lived in this house at 815 West Princeton Street from . . . Map (db m72371) HM
98 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — F-904 — Atlantic Coastline Station
(side 1) In 1880, the South Florida Railroad built a railway through Orlando. The small community boomed with land speculators, citrus and cattle investors, and tourists. In 1902, the larger Atlantic Coastline Railroad acquired the South . . . Map (db m100895) HM
99 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — Babe Ruth DayMarch 10, 1927 — Tinker Field History Plaza —
In what the Sentinel called Orlando’s “greatest baseball holiday in history,” Babe Ruth and the American League Champion New York Yankees took the field against the Cincinnati Reds at 3:30 on Thursday, March 10, 1927. The much anticipated day was . . . Map (db m189083) HM
100 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — Banner Dam(Control Structure 51)
One of five structures built by Orange County Public Works for flood control in the Little Econlockhatchee River Completed in 1968 Orange County Government FloridaMap (db m170339) HM

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