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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seminole County, Florida

Clickable Map of Seminole 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> Seminole County, FL (149) Brevard County, FL (338) Lake County, FL (63) Orange County, FL (229) Volusia County, FL (432)  SeminoleCounty(149) Seminole County (149)  BrevardCounty(338) Brevard County (338)  LakeCounty(63) Lake County (63)  OrangeCounty(229) Orange County (229)  VolusiaCounty(432) Volusia County (432)
Sanford is the county seat for Seminole County
Adjacent to Seminole County, Florida
      Brevard County (338)  
      Lake County (63)  
      Orange County (229)  
      Volusia County (432)  
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1 Florida, Seminole County, Altamonte Springs — F-1162 — Altamonte Chapel
Built in 1885, this chapel began as the Lake Brantley Union Church due to its proximity to Lake Brantley. Designed by a Boston architect, the chapel originally served as a place of worship for settlers from New England. A devastating freeze in 1895 . . . Map (db m205271) HM
2 Florida, Seminole County, Altamonte Springs — Altamonte SpringsSeminole County Historic Marker
In 1880 the South Florida Railroad completed a line from Sanford to Orlando. A flag stop was established at Snowville or Snows Station where the railroad crosses SR436. By 1886 the line connected New York City to Tampa via Altamonte. The community . . . Map (db m138312) HM
3 Florida, Seminole County, Altamonte Springs — Historical Winwood
Side 1 The unincorporated community of Winwood is a historic African-American community located near the cities of Altamonte Springs and Casselberry. Generations of farm workers who toiled in south Seminole County's citrus groves and . . . Map (db m146394) HM
4 Florida, Seminole County, Altamonte Springs — Orange Belt Railway
The Seminole Wekiva Trail has been built for the most part on the roadbed of the Orange Belt Railway. This railroad was the lifeline of the area from Sanford to Lake Apopka from 1885 through the early part of the 20th century. Starting at Lake . . . Map (db m92969) HM
5 Florida, Seminole County, Altamonte Springs — The Altamonte Hotel
Side 1 Each winter for 70 years the social life of Altamonte Springs shifted to this Hotel. A 3 story wooden hotel was erected on this site in 1882/1883 just two years after the railroad from Sanford to Orlando was built. The Altamonte . . . Map (db m146455) HM
6 Florida, Seminole County, Apopka — Forest City
The earliest settlers in this area arrived circa 1875. Among these settlers were Swedish families who relocated here from Sanford after their obligations to Gen. Sanford were met. It was known as Forest City by the time the area was platted in . . . Map (db m92972) HM
7 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Belgian Azalea Gardens
Azalea growers Jules and Janis Colle heard about Casselberry’s system of delivering oil from the railroad to the ferneries to prevent the freezing of the fern crops. This interested them as they had been looking for the perfect place to grow their . . . Map (db m214429) HM
8 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Casselberry
Side 1 In a lightly populated area known as Fern Park, a flourishing area dotted with slatted sheds used for growing asparagus plumosis ferns for the florist industry, a power struggle developed between two prominent growers, Gordon . . . Map (db m146478) HM
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9 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Concord Cemetery
Three trustees established the Concord Church and Burying Ground on this site in 1885: Eliza Hartley, Georgia Hartley, and Caroline Lewis. Before that time, it is said that soldiers and Seminoles were buried here during the Seminole Wars. The . . . Map (db m92977) HM
10 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Evergreen Cemetery
The history of the cemetery dates back to 1890 when Laura and William Brawner donated 16 acres of land for the establishment of a cemetery for black slaves. It was named Evergreen. During this time, blacks and whites were not allowed to be buried . . . Map (db m101769) HM
11 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Fort Concord
During the interbellum periods of the Seminole Wars, local militia in the Casselberry area built forts to protect settlers from Seminole attacks. Aaron Jernigan, the original settler of Orlando, helped tp construct a small blockhouse with local . . . Map (db m105527) HM
12 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Freedom is not Free
In honor of those who have served and to remember those who dies in services securing our libertiesMap (db m214428) WM
13 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Hedy Lemarr
In the vicinity of this marker, famed actress and inventor Hedy Lemarr, died on January 19, 2000 at her home on Wesson Drive in the Orange Grove Park neighborhood. Born Hedwig Eva Marie Kiesler on November 9, 1914, in Austria to Emil and Gertrude . . . Map (db m218116) HM
14 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — John & Annie Griffin
In the early 1880s, John Wesley Griffin came to Central Florida with his father Dr. Abel Griffin and sister Henrietta E. Griffin. John Griffin purchased 6,000 acres of land near Kissimmee and was responsible for building the first saw and gristmill . . . Map (db m146479) HM
15 Florida, Seminole County, Casselberry — Veterans Park
To honor our veterans who served and now serve and to thank them for the sacrifices they have made for our Country in the name of Freedom and DemocracyMap (db m169763) WM
16 Florida, Seminole County, Chuluota — Chuluota
The name Chuluota, probably of Indian derivation, should be pronounced Chu' le o tah. The late Josie Jacobs Prevatt wrote: "Soon after the close of the Civil War several families residing in Whitesville, N.C. decided to move to Florida." Nine . . . Map (db m92966) HM
17 Florida, Seminole County, Geneva — Central Florida Cattlemen
(Side 1) The St. John’s River valley has been an historic grazing area since the introduction of the Spanish Andalusian cattle into Florida in the 1500’s. Cattle from the central Florida area were often gathered for drives to the port of . . . Map (db m145861) HM
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18 Florida, Seminole County, Geneva — Fort Lane
The Second Seminole Indian War, 1837-1841 was fought by the United States to drive the Seminole Indians from the peninsula of Florida. From his main base at Fort Mellon (Sanford) on Lake Monroe General Jesup, Army of the South Commander, proposed . . . Map (db m93012) HM
19 Florida, Seminole County, Geneva — King Philipstown/Osceola
(side 1) Here, where the St. Johns River emerges from near-by Lake Harney, stands a shell mound complex significant to the history and pre-history of Seminole County. The mound has been examined by anthropologists Daniel Britton in the . . . Map (db m93040) HM
20 Florida, Seminole County, Geneva — The First United Methodist Church of Geneva
(side 1) The First United Methodist Church of Geneva was organized November 17, 1877 as the Lake Harney Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The first meeting was held in the log school house west of the Geneva Cemetery, others . . . Map (db m181931) HM
21 Florida, Seminole County, Geneva — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all veterans and their families who serve the armed forces of the United States of America, at home and abroad, to protect our country’s values, freedoms and defend democracy around the world. Your heroism and loyalty will be . . . Map (db m181936) WM
22 Florida, Seminole County, Goldenrod — Gabriella
The small community of Gabriella was located on SR 426 about a mile north of Goldenrod, between Goldenrod and Jamestown. The post office was established on July 31, 1886. Sherman Adams was the first post master. The post office was located west . . . Map (db m92962) HM
23 Florida, Seminole County, Lake Mary — Belair Historical Marker
(side 1) Belair, located between Crystal Lake and what later became known as Belair Station, a signal stop on the South Florida Railroad, was a 400 acre portion of the original 12,000 acre grant acquired by General Henry S. Sanford in . . . Map (db m93061) HM
24 Florida, Seminole County, Lake Mary — First Presbyterian Church of Lake Mary
(side 1) In 1894, under the leadership of Rev. J.F. Sundell, a group of Lake Mary's founding fathers joined to form a community church. Gathering signatures of other early residents, a petition was signed and submitted by Reverend Sundell . . . Map (db m93063) HM
25 Florida, Seminole County, Lake Mary — Lake Mary Historic Sites
1. Site of first store. West side of Second St. between Lake Mary Ave and Grand Bend Ave. Circa 1890 2. Site of A. E. Sjoblom general merchandise store. Between Crystal Lake Ave and South Florida Railroad at First St. Circa late 1800 3. Site of . . . Map (db m92993) HM
26 Florida, Seminole County, Lake Mary — Markham
(Side 1) The pine flat woods that dominated the landscape provided economic activity of the residents of the Markham area. The land was purchased by William Markham in 1875 and a vibrant African-American community developed the lumber, . . . Map (db m156538) HM
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27 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — "The Phoenix"…
“The Senator’s” Legacy Lives on in this Clone of the Original Tree “The Senator” was the Florida state champion Bald Cypress tree and had survived through an estimated 3,500 years of Florida’s extreme weather, . . . Map (db m156650) HM
28 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Big Tree
(Side 1) The Senator is one of the oldest and largest cypress trees in America. The Seminole Indians, and other Native American Indians who lived throughout Central Florida used this tree as a land mark. A hurricane in 1925 destroyed the . . . Map (db m156627) HM
29 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for . . . Map (db m133781) WM
30 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for . . . Map (db m133787) WM
31 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Heroes Monument
Heroes Monument The Heroes Monument consists of three nine-foot pillars of black granite centered in a pentagon shaped reflection pool. The first pillar has seven bronze emblems: one for each branch of the military, one for law . . . Map (db m156832) WM
32 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Historic Longwood/E.W. Henck
(side 1) Mr. E.W. Henck, a young man from Boston, arrived in this wilderness section of then Orange County in November 1872. He selected a site to homestead in what is now Historic Longwood. Intent on establishing a town, he named it . . . Map (db m92975) HM
33 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Lady Liberty
Estimated Age & Dimensions Age: 2,000 years Diameter: 10 ft. Circumference: 389 in. Height: 89 ft. Located 40 feet from The Senator, Lady Liberty is often referred to as the Companion tree or the Sister tree. Named by students from the . . . Map (db m156643) HM
34 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Longwood Hotel/Bradley McIntyre House
(side 1) Tourism in Central Florida began during the 1880's when the South Florida Railroad connected Sanford with Orlando. By 1886, direct rail service from the North brought wealthy winter tourists to luxury hotels and private winter . . . Map (db m92976) HM
35 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Seminole County
  The importance of Seminole County in the history of the area lies in its location at the navigable headwaters of the St. Johns River and the elevated forest land south of the three large lakes within its boundaries: Monroe, Harney, and Jesup. . . . Map (db m52360) HM
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36 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — Seminole County
The importance of Seminole County in the history of the area lies in its location at the navigable headwaters of the St. Johns River and the elevated forest land south of the three large lakes within its boundaries: Monroe, Harney, and Jesup. . . . Map (db m54051) HM
37 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — The Senator II
A Living Legacy in Reiter Park The Senator II provides habitat for wildlife in Reiter Park and is a living legacy: it is a clone of a famous tree that took root thousands of years ago in a nearby forest. The original tree, known as the . . . Map (db m156702) HM
38 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — The SpringsHoosier/Sanlando, Palm, Shepherds/Starbuck Reported missing
The three mineral springs located just west of here along the Little Wekiva River are its main source of water. Indians and white settlers found the cool 72 degree spring water a healing and refreshing destination, enjoying the Springs in their . . . Map (db m214435) HM
39 Florida, Seminole County, Longwood — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region —
"In 1774, William Bartram, famed Naturalist, camped near here and identified a wide variety of native plants and wildlife."Map (db m52356) HM
40 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Jamestown
(side 1) The name "JAMESTOWN" is a tribute to Benjamin and Esther James. The James' homesteaded about 1900 on 160 acres in the area known as "The Woods" on the northern edge of the settlement of Gabriella. Mr. Ben James built a home and . . . Map (db m92964) HM
41 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Lake Charm
Walter & Mattie Gwynn settled here in 1868. Gwynn served as comptroller of Florida from 1861-1865 and state treasurer from 1877-1881. Their daughter, Martha, named the lake. She said the lake and its beautiful surroundings provided her with . . . Map (db m179058) HM
42 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Lake Jesup
The Oviedo area was first referred to as the Lake Jesup Settlement. Lake Jesup's first store was built on the southern shore in 1870 by John F. Mitchell. Antonio Solary, a Jacksonville merchant, built another store with a larger wharf west of . . . Map (db m93010) HM
43 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Lawton HouseCirca 1890
Oviedo pioneer J. H. Lee Sr. built the Lawton House in 1890 on South Central avenue near the old downtown crossroads. In 1910, Mr. Lee sold the home to his newly wed daughter Charlotte “Lottie” Lee and her husband Thomas Willington . . . Map (db m123095) HM
44 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Navy Plane Crash/Jim Jones: An Eyewitness
Navy Plane Crash January 15, 1962. Lt. Charles Hodgate, Delton Wilson, John Bush, and Horace Marks struggled to get their A3D-2 Skywarrior plane airborne. Sanford NAS cleared them for take-off on a bombing run, but the tail bumper, starboard . . . Map (db m179789) HM
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45 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Oviedo
In the late 1860's Confederate veterans and freed slaves from the war-devastated South began to move into the settlement called "the Lake Jesup Community," to be joined later by others from Northern states and from Sweden. One of the Swedish . . . Map (db m93011) HM
46 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — Slavia
In 1911 some members of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, organized the Slavia Colony Company as an agency to help them establish a settlement in the area now traversed by Red Bug Lake Road, Mikler Road and State Road 426. Early . . . Map (db m92974) HM
47 Florida, Seminole County, Oviedo — White’s Wharf(Clifton Springs)
North of this marker on Lake Jessup are warm sulphur springs, near which John and William Bartram camped during their excursion up the Saint Johns River in 1765-1766. In the late 1870’s, W.G. White built a store here, bringing goods by . . . Map (db m156161) HM
48 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — American Revolution1776-1783
In the late 1700s, the British government under King George III imposed harsh taxes and laws on the residents of its American colonies. The Continental Congress was formed as a response to this in 1774 by men who would become the founders of United . . . Map (db m173862) HM
49 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Bookertown
Side 1 The first African-Americans arrived in this area in 1885 as laborers for two railroads, the Orange Belt Railway and the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad. Many of these workers helped construct the J. T. & K. W. Railroad . . . Map (db m101056) HM
50 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — BusinessesSanford Est. 1877 — Pathways to History —
Buildings and businesses that were part of Sanford Avenue’s past live on in the minds of the community. Many businesses were owned by African Americans and served the needs of the residents, especially during the difficult era of segregation. . . . Map (db m179415) HM
51 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Citrus to Celery
At the turn of the twentieth century the City of Sanford was one of the largest fruit and vegetable shipping centers in the United States. In the 1870s, the citrus industry was an integral part of the area's economy when Henry S. Sanford established . . . Map (db m55378) HM
52 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — City of Sanford World War Memorial
Dedicated By the City of Sanford to her Sons who made the Svpreme Sacrifice In the World War A D 1926Map (db m55695) HM
53 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Civil War1861-1865
In 1861, following years of increasing hostility over the issues of slavery and states' rights, slave holding states separated from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. The Civil War (War Between the States) began April . . . Map (db m57548) HM
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54 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — F-335 — Dr. Seth French (1824~1896)
Born in Potsdam, New York on May 2, 1824, French served as a Surgeon with the 21st and 35th New York Regiments, New York Volunteers during the early years of the Civil War. In 1863 he moved to Eau Clair, Wisconsin but susceptibility to rheumatism . . . Map (db m52228) HM
55 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Early City DevelopmentSanford est. 1877
The area south of Lake Monroe was settled in 1836 when the United States Army established a camp along the lake shore during the Second Seminole War. At the “Battle of Camp Monroe” in 1837, Captain Charles Mellon lost his life. Shortly after his . . . Map (db m179500) HM
56 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Early Hospitals in Sanford
(side 1) Plant System Hospital The first hospital in Seminole County was operated by the Plant System Railroad, providing medical care for railroad employees and the community in the 1890's. It was located at West 9th Street in . . . Map (db m93060) HM
57 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Fixed Signal
  This railroad signal device is a semaphore, originally located in Maitland on the main line of what is now the CSX Railroad. In 1880 the South Florida Railway built a narrow gauge railway between Sanford and Orlando running through Maitland. Taken . . . Map (db m52447) HM
58 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Fort Mellon Park1837-1937
To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the first settlement on the shores of Lake Monroe named Fort Mellon in memory of Captain Charles Mellon who died in defense of the fort: subsequently known as Mellonville and later Sanford.Map (db m70435) HM
59 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Fort Reid
Fort Reid was named and established in this area during the Second Seminole War by Colonel William Harney on July 7, 1840, in honor of Robert Raymond Reid, Fourth Territorial Governor of Florida. Stationed here between July 1840 and January 1841 . . . Map (db m52162) HM
60 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Fort Reid 1836
Established as a commissary and soldiers camp for Fort MellonMap (db m93042) HM
61 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — George C. Means Memorial Bridge
Crossing the St. Johns River at Lake Jesup impacted both travelers and the environment over the years. Prior to 1900, people and goods were almost exclusively transported on the St. Johns by steamboat, with several large wharves around Lake Jesup . . . Map (db m93041) HM
62 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Georgetown
The community of Georgetown, a suburb east of Sanford Avenue, and north of Celery Avenue was established circa 1870. It was comprised of lots sold by Henry Sanford to the early black pioneers who had made their way from Virginia, the Carolinas, West . . . Map (db m54205) HM
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63 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — GeorgetownSanford est. 1877
The area referred to as “Georgetown” was originally part of land purchased by adjoining property owners Henry S. Sanford and J. Wofford Tucker. As land developers, these men divided their properties into lots that they sold for profit. Prior to . . . Map (db m179158) HM
64 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Georgetown and Goldsboro
African Americans were first brought to the Sanford area by slave-holding families settling in the Fort Mellon area during the 1840s. Later in the nineteenth century, Henry Sanford welcomed black residents to his city when it was established in 1870 . . . Map (db m189978) HM
65 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Goldsboro
The west Sanford community of Goldsboro, at the turn of the 21st century, is home to more than 4,000 people, was the second Florida town incorporated by black citizens. William Clark opened a store in 1886 in the village of Goldsboro and on . . . Map (db m54206) HM
66 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Hellen Keller GroveFeatured Tree — Hellen Keller Southern Magnolia
1 • Helen Keller Southern Magnolia Planted on July 9, 2000 by family in honor of Venus Guess a devoted mother and grandmother. The towering Helen Keller Southern Magnolia may have been one of the trees Helen Keller climbed in the yard . . . Map (db m214868) HM
67 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — F-5 — Henry Shelton SanfordGrove and Experimental Gardens
In this vicinity Henry Shelton Sanford, pioneer citrus grower, established the St. Gertrude grove in 1871. There, and at his Belair grove and experimental gardens, he advanced the industry through development of some 140 types of citrus. The Sanford . . . Map (db m52220) HM
68 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Historical FiguresSanford est. 1877
The Georgetown community has been shaped by active and engaged citizens for more than a century. Through their contributions they have made a profound and lasting impact on the city. Some notable figures included doctors, educators, authors, . . . Map (db m179111) HM
69 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — History of George W. Touhy Park
Plat showing five of Sanford's six original parks. Shortly after Sanford was incorporated on September 29, 1877, a plat of the new city was drawn by ER Trafford. The city was laid out on a grid with east-west streets having numbers and . . . Map (db m214436) HM
70 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — 361 — Hopper Academy
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m212689) HM
71 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Hotel Forrest Lake
Known by local residents as the "Mayfair," this three-story Mediterranean Revival hotel was built in 1925. It was named after Forrest Lake, at the time the mayor of the City of Sanford, who commissioned its construction for one-half million dollars. . . . Map (db m189979) HM
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72 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Korean War1950-1953
At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two parts, north and south, at the 38th parallel. Troops from the Soviet Union occupied the north and the United States forces occupied the south with the intention of eventually unifying the . . . Map (db m74149) HM
73 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Lake Monroe Bridge
The Lake Monroe Bridge was the first electrically operated swing bridge in Florida. In 1932-33 the State used federal assistance to build this bridge, which replaced a wooden toll bridge that was manually operated. The construction of the bridge . . . Map (db m45490) HM
74 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Marina Isle
Marina Isle was designated by the City of Sanford in 1964 to improve the boat basin created by Memorial Park and the Palmetto Avenue Jetty. The 13 acre, $2 million dollar island was built with fill pumped from the bottom of Lake Monroe. The design . . . Map (db m55355) HM
75 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Martin Luther King Jr.
(side 1) In the twentieth century, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the symbol of hope and equality. He became the moral conscience of a nation that refused to give the same rights and liberties to its black citizens. He believed that . . . Map (db m175339) HM
76 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Martin Luther King Jr.
(side 1) In the twentieth century, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the symbol of hope and equality. He became the moral conscience of a nation that refused to give the same rights and liberties to its black citizens. He believed that . . . Map (db m186679) HM
77 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Martin Luther King, Jr. GroveFeatured Tree — Martin Luther King, Jr. Sycamore
1 • Martin Luther King, Jr. Sycamore Planted on March 4, 2000 by family in memory of Ethel Mae Monroe. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Sycamore stands in front of Brown Chapel AME, a church in Selma, Alabama, where the dedicated young . . . Map (db m214872) HM
78 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Mayfair Country Club
The Mayfair Country Club is a portion of a 20,000 acre tract of land purchased in 1848 for $40.00 by General Joseph Finegan, who later became the commander of the Confederate forces in their victory at Olustee, Florida. In 1870 Henry Sanford . . . Map (db m230290) HM
79 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Michelle Akers
Leading scorer in Women’s World Cup history with 12 goals, Michelle is a resident of Oviedo, FL who trained at Sylvan Lake Park. Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women’s National at the 1996 Olympic games and the Silver Medal winning team at . . . Map (db m156510) HM
80 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Midway/Canaan City
(side 1) The migrant settlement of Midway/Canaan City was established for blacks during the celery boom of the 1920’s. However, a few blacks were residing in the area as early as 1865 - 1890. Much of Midway’s population were delivered by . . . Map (db m181850) HM
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81 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Mount Vernon GroveFeatured Tree — Mount Vernon Red Maple
1 • Mount Vernon Red Maple Planted in honor of the Founders of the City of Sanford, Florida on February 10, 1992. This red maple has been grown from seeds collected at Mount Vernon, President George Washington's beloved home on the . . . Map (db m214875) HM
82 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — NAS Sanford/City of Sanford
In grateful appreciation for all those who served their country during times of war and peace Thankful recognition is also extended to the wonderful community of residents for their support from 1942 to 1968. City of Sanford . . . Map (db m136764) WM
83 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — FL-SC017 — Naval Air Station - Sanford
In November 1942, NAS Sanford was commissioned to meet the need for additional naval aviation training facilities. Originally planned for bomber training, within a year it converted to fighter plane training. A major portion of fighter pilots that . . . Map (db m46608) HM
84 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Old Folks Home
This structure built in 1926 is believed to be the only county "Old Folks Home" still standing in Florida. The unique exterior finish called "pebble dash" qualified the building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. In . . . Map (db m52413) HM
85 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Osteen Bridge TurnerMuseum Of Seminole County History
This is the top of the turning mechanism which was positioned just below the floor of the old Osteen Bridge (1926-1977). This bridge crossed the St. Johns River on Highway 415, east of Sanford. The position of the mechanism cannot be entirely . . . Map (db m179063) HM
86 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Oviedo TurntableThe Oviedo Turntable was located on the "Dinky Line"
  In October of 1890 the Osceola & Lake Jesup Railway extended its line ten miles, from Oviedo to Winter Park. This line was known as the "Coffee Pot" or "Dinky Line." In 1891 this line became part of the East Florida and Atlantic Railroad, and . . . Map (db m52417) HM
87 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Ponce de León GroveFeatured Tree — Ponce De León Live Oak
1 • Ponce de León Live Oak Planted on November 27, 2001 in memory of Eunice R. Rabette. The Ponce de León Live Oaks grow near the spot at Port Charlotte, Florida, where the explorer first came ashore in April 1513. 2 • Treaty Live . . . Map (db m214873) HM
88 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Presbyterian Church of Upsala
In October 1890, the younger generation of Swedish immigrants, whose parents had been persuaded to settle here by Henry Sanford, organized a Swedish Presbyterian congregation along American lines. In 1891 the congregation was enrolled in the . . . Map (db m175814) HM
89 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Ramey FieldNaval Air Station Sanford
Ramey Field Dedicated To LCDR Robert W. Ramey United States Navy 1920 - 1958 Who sacrificed his life on June 2, 1958 saving the lives of his crew members when the A3D aircraft, of which he was pilot, crashed February 6, . . . Map (db m135185) HM WM
90 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Rollins CollegeFlorida's Oldest Institution of Higher Education
Was on 28 April 1885 Incorporated, organized and named in the Lyman Bank Bldg., southwest corner of Park and First Streets here in Sanford by Rev. E. P. Hooker D. D. Rev. J. A. Tomlinson Hon. F. W. Lyman Rev. S. D. Smith To commemorate the . . . Map (db m55354) HM
91 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — RVAH 12 Speartips We Point The Way — Vietnam Conflict —
In Memoriam Speartips Combat Deployments (Southeast Asia) USS Constellation (CVA-64) 28 March 1967 – 4 December 1967 USS America (CVA-66) April 1970 – 21 December 1970. USS Constellation (CVA-64) 5 January 1973 . . . Map (db m137117) HM WM
92 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford & TuckerSanford Est. 1877 — Pathways to History —
Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) and Joseph Wofford Tucker (1822-1897) were significant figures in the creation of the city. The men were on opposing sides during the Civil War. Sanford, a Connecticut native, was appointed U.S. Minister to Belgium . . . Map (db m179417) HM
93 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford Est. 1877Fort Mellon and Mellonville — Pathway to History —
During the Second Seminole War in 1836, the U.S. Army established Camp Monroe as a staging area for unloading troops and supplies. The army built the road that eventually became Mellonville Avenue to connect the camp to the river. The camp was . . . Map (db m189975) HM
94 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford AvenueSanford est. 1877
Georgetown’s business district developed along Sanford Avenue between 1st and 6th Streets and thrived from around 1880 to 1950’s, when Sanford was booming in agricultural and transportation development. A highly sought after residential district . . . Map (db m179505) HM
95 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford Est. 1877The Gate City of South Florida
In 1842, the U.S. government began to encourage settlers to relocate to Florida by offering free land. Settlers came from all along the east coast, mostly Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas. In 1870, Henry Sanford acquired 12,548 acres of land . . . Map (db m173866) HM
96 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford Est. 1877City of Sanford's Namesake
Henry Shelton Sanford was born in Woodbury, Connecticut in 1823. Henry was eighteen when his father died and left him a considerable inheritance. Henry used his wealth to fund a series of journeys abroad. His travels eventually led him to a career . . . Map (db m173869) HM
97 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford Est. 1877Agriculture — Pathways to History —
Henry S. Sanford envisioned the creation of a prosperous industrial city and focused his efforts on the development of citrus crops at Belair, his 140-acre experimental garden and grove. Planting of citrus began in 1871 and its cultivation was so . . . Map (db m208823) HM
98 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford Est. 1877Bristol "Cal" Conklin — Pathways to History —
This plaque is proudly dedicated in memory of and with greatest respect and admiration to Bristol "Cal” Conklin. Cal's 55 years of dedication to the City of Sanford and his concern for all Seminole County residents will always be remembered. He . . . Map (db m214434) HM
99 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford High School/Sanford Grammar/Student Museum
(side 1) Sanford High School was built in 1902. This Romanesque Revival Style brick building with its massive three story bell tower was designed by Architect W.G. Talley of Jacksonville. The building is one of the few surviving examples in . . . Map (db m93044) HM
100 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Sanford Railroad Historical Data
(Front side): Sanford railroading had its physical beginning January 10, 1880 when former President U. S. Grant broke ground near this spot for the South Florida RR. The South Florida RR operated from 1880-1886, its name successively changed . . . Map (db m54048) HM

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