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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orlando, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Orange County, FL (103) Brevard County, FL (204) Lake County, FL (47) Osceola County, FL (13) Polk County, FL (87) Seminole County, FL (106) Volusia County, FL (324)  OrangeCounty(103) Orange County (103)  BrevardCounty(204) Brevard County (204)  LakeCounty(47) Lake County (47)  OsceolaCounty(13) Osceola County (13)  PolkCounty(87) Polk County (87)  SeminoleCounty(106) Seminole County (106)  VolusiaCounty(324) Volusia County (324)
Location of Orlando, Florida
    Orange County (103)
    Brevard County (204)
    Lake County (47)
    Osceola County (13)
    Polk County (87)
    Seminole County (106)
    Volusia County (324)
 
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1Florida (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 1924Map (db m7420) WM
2Florida (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 . . . Map (db m82976) HM
3Florida (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
4Florida (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
5Florida (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
6Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Bumby Hardware
Joseph Bumby, Sr. came from Great Britain in 1873. He started selling hay, grain and fertilizer from a warehouse on Church Street. When the railroad arrived in 1880 his warehouse was used as the depot and he was the ticket agent. In 1886, Bumby . . . Map (db m132082) HM
7Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-475 — Carver Court Public Housing Complex
Built in 1945 for $468,700, Carver Court was a public housing development set up by the Orlando Housing Authority in an effort to stimulate the economy, resolve growing slum and housing problems, and meet local demands associated with the massive . . . Map (db m72387) HM
8Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-475 — Carver Court Public Housing Complex
Built in 1945 for $468,700, Carver Court was a public housing development set up by the Orlando Housing Authority in an effort to stimulate the economy, resolve growing slum and housing problems, and meet local demands associated with the massive . . . Map (db m72407) HM
9Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Cheney Dam(Control Structure 52)
One of five structures built by Orange County Public Works for flood control in the Little Econlockhatchee River Completed in 1970 Orange County Government FloridaMap (db m170340) HM
10Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Combat Wounded VeteransOrlando Veterans Memorial Park
My Stone Is Red For The Blood They Shed. The Medal I Bear Is America’s Way To Show It Cares. If I Could Be Seen By All Mankind Maybe Peace Will Come In My Lifetime. Dedicated to the Everlasting Memory of All Veterans . . . Map (db m143451) WM
11Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Don Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaLake Eola Park
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla "Father of the Homeland" May 8, 1753 – July 30, 1811 Initiated Mexico’s movement of independence on September 16, 1810, leading the people in its fight towards national freedom. On . . . Map (db m166425) HM
12Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Dr. Phillips House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m132197) HM
13Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-838 — Eppes-Shine Plot Greenwood Cemetery
(side 1) Buried here are members of the Eppes and Shine families, descendants of President Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and the father of the University . . . Map (db m93096) HM
14Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Fleet Reserve Association
Fleet Reserve Assn The Delbert D. Black Branch 117 Orlando, Fl. Fleet Reserve Association Dedicated to Navy, Marine Corps And Coast Guard Veterans Who Have Served The United States Of America With Honor . . . Map (db m143498) WM
15Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Fort Gatlin 1838
Marking the site of Fort Gatlin 1838 Military OutpostMap (db m54077) HM
16Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-808 — H. H. Dickson Azalea Park / Washington Street Bridge
H. H. Dickson Azalea Park Dickson Azalea Park began as a natural stream, later named Fern Creek, in a deep ravine surrounded by native ferns, palms, and oaks. It once was a watering hole for cattle herders driving their animals south. State . . . Map (db m93268) HM
17Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Italian American War Veterans Of The United States
Italian American War Veterans Of The United States Post #4 Department of Florida Veterans Dedicated To Helping Veterans Mickie Abbott • Catherine Alessandri • Andrew Amoroso • Anthony Angelillo • Carmen Anzivino • Eugene . . . Map (db m143568) WM
18Florida (Orange County), Orlando — J. P. Musselwhite & Family
In memory of and tribute to J. P. Musselwhite, public spirited citizen, who was the donor of most of the land on the east and north sides of Lake Eola for public park purposes, and his surviving family, Troy C. Musselwhite and Agnes Musselwhite . . . Map (db m7449) HM
19Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-806 — Jack Kerouac House
Writer Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) lived and wrote in this 1920s tin-roofed house between 1957 and 1958. It was here that Kerouac received instant fame for publication of his bestselling book, On the Road, which brought him acclaim and . . . Map (db m93196) HM
20Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-932 — John R. Mott House Site
Built in 1920, the former house at 528 E. Washington Street was once home to Nobel Peace Prize winner John Raleigh Mott (1869-1955). As general secretary of the National War Work Council, a World War I era Young Men’s Christian Association . . . Map (db m111212) HM
21Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Jose P. RizalJune 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896 — Lake Eola Park —
Physician, Poet, Novelist, Linguist, Artist, Patriot, Architect of Filipino Unity and the Soul of the Philippine struggle for Freedom and Independence. “There Are No Tyrants Where There Are No Slaves” . . . Map (db m166423) HM
22Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park is the most historic and widely recognized symbol of the City of Orlando. It was established in 1883 as the City’s first public park after Orlando homesteaders Jacob and Fanny Summerlin donated the Lake and some of the surrounding . . . Map (db m138883) HM
23Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Linton E. Allen Memorial FountainOrlando Centennial Fountain
Upper marker:: Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain Renamed July 12, 1965 Robert S. Carr, Mayor Lower marker:: Orlando Centennial Fountain Constructed by the Orlando Utilities Commission R. T. Overstreet, President • . . . Map (db m7416) HM
24Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain
The Lake Eola Fountain was completely rebuilt after a devastating lightning Strike in 2009. The renovation, inspired and supported by the community, is loyal to the original 1957 design but with a modern choreographed light, music & water show.Map (db m138885) HM
25Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Lynching of July Perry / Racial Violence in AmericaNovember 3, 1920 — Community Remembrance Project —
Lynching of July Perry November 3, 1920 On Election Day, November 3, 1920, black residents in the Ocoee area who owned land and businesses were eager to vote. Despite a terrorizing Ku Klux Klan march through the streets of . . . Map (db m137336) HM
26Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mathew Robinson Marks
In Memory of Mathew Robinson Marks Mayor of Orlando 1889-1890 through whose vision the planting of our magnificent shade trees was inaugurated.Map (db m6914) HM
27Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mohandas K. Gandhi1869 - 1948
Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi, a pivotal world figure of the 20th Century, who renounced all worldly possessions, devoting his life to work for the dignity and uplift of the downtrodden. He led India to freedom from British rule with peaceful . . . Map (db m166042) HM
28Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Mount Pleasant Baptist Church701 West South Street
This African American church was organized in 1919 and met in various locations, including a bush arbor constructed of poles covered with branches. In 1921, land was purchased at this corner for a permanent structure, which was completed in 1924. . . . Map (db m102978) HM
29Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Navy SeabeesOrlando Veterans Memorial Park
Navy Seabees With Willing Hearts and Skillful Hands, the Difficult We do at Once, the Impossible Takes a Bit Longer Seabees Can Do We Build We Fight Map (db m143452) WM
30Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orange County 9-11 Memorial
These flags fly in honor and memory of those who lost their lives and loved ones in the attacks on our cherished American freedoms that took place in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Southwestern Pennsylvania on 9/11/2001 . . . Map (db m138803) WM
31Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orange County Courthouse
Orange County Courthouse 65 East Central Boulevard Architect Murry S. King designed the sixth Orange County Courthouse in Orlando and supervised its construction until his death in 1925. The building was completed in 1927 under . . . Map (db m138470) HM
32Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando and Tainan, Sister CitiesLake Eola Park
This huge black-marble stone was sculpted by the winds for over ten thousand years. It was discovered high in the mountains in Hua-Lien County on the eastern coast of Taiwan at an altitude of one thousand six hundred meters. It has been a major . . . Map (db m166438) HM
33Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-644 — Orlando Army Air Base
Orlando Municipal Airport opened in 1928 on 65 acres of land north of Lake Underhill. In 1940, with Europe at war, the United States Army took over the airport for defense purposes, activating it as the Orlando Army Air Base on September 1, 1940. . . . Map (db m54047) HM
34Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando Reeves
In whose honor our city Orlando was named Killed in this vicinity by Indians September 1835 "How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their Country's wishes blest." Wm. CollinsMap (db m7418) HM
35Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando Veterans Memorial Park
To those who died, honor and eternal rest To those still missing, remembrance and hope To those who returned, gratitude and peaceMap (db m144355) WM
36Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando’s Round Building
This 20’ Tall pre-cast concrete architectural element is one of the surviving segments of the 120 pieces that formed the “Brise Soleil” curtain wall that wrapped around what was known as “Orlando’s Round Building.” . . . Map (db m143841) HM
37Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Orlando's First Settler, Aaron Jernigan
Aaron Jernigan moved to what is now Orlando in 1843 after the passage of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842 that opened vast areas of Florida for settlement. According to the law, one could move onto land at least two miles from an established . . . Map (db m73676) HM
38Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Patriots Of The American Revolution
Patriots Of The American Revolution 1775 - 1783. Heroes Of Liberty Daughters Of The American Revolution Orlando Chapter Dedicated June 12, 2010 Map (db m143559) WM
39Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Pearl Harbor
To Those Who Died To Those Who Survived Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Inc. Central Florida Chapter 2 Dedicates This Memorial To The Military Men And Woman Serving At Stations On Oahu Hawaii During The Japanese Attack . . . Map (db m143496) WM
40Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Rosalind Club11 North Rosalind Avenue
The Rosalind Club, a ladies club organized in 1894, constructed its first clubhouse on the current site of the Angebilt Hotel. In 1916, Orlando architect Murry S. King designed this structure overlooking Lake Eola. In 1919, the city . . . Map (db m139097) HM
41Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 24, 1783 and died in Santa Marta, Columbia, on December 17, 1830. Liberator of Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and founder of Bolivia. "Without equality, all freedoms and all . . . Map (db m166045) WM
42Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Site and Home of Francis Eppes
Site and home of Francis Eppes Grandson of President Thomas Jefferson Original house built 1868Map (db m111047) HM
43Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-483 — Site of Fort Gatlin
On November 9, 1838, during the Second Seminole Indian War (1835-42), the U.S. Army established Fort Gatlin in Mosquito County. This fort was named for Army Assistant Surgeon John S. Gatlin (1806-1835), who was killed in the Dade Massacre in 1835. . . . Map (db m6912) HM
44Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Sperry Fountain
E.F. Sperry was elected Mayor of Orlando in 1913 and died in office in 1916. As one of Orlando’s pioneer citizens, he dedicated himself to the growing City and founded The South Florida Foundry and Machine Works. This is an exact replica of the . . . Map (db m166083) HM
45Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-854 — The Black Bottom House of Prayer
In the summer of 1916, a few Black families from the Deep South settled in an area of Orlando called the Black Bottom, so named because when it rained, water settled in the area and remained so long that residents built canoes for transportation. As . . . Map (db m128317) HM
46Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-859 — The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke
Francis Wayles Eppes, grandson of President Thomas Jefferson, moved from Tallahassee to Orlando in 1869. Eppes was the first pioneer to gather Episcopal settlers in the area for worship. They purchased this site at the corner of Jefferson Street, so . . . Map (db m93070) HM
47Florida (Orange County), Orlando — The Council Oak
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48Florida (Orange County), Orlando — The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen
(Side one): To the honored memory of The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen of the Confederate states of America. "Time cannot teach forgetfulness when grief's full heart is fed by fame." (Side two): "Tis wreathed around with . . . Map (db m7448) HM
49Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-923 — Tinker Field
Side 1 Joe Tinker (1880-1948) was an Orlando real estate developer and professional baseball player. While playing with the Chicago Cubs from 1906 to 1910, Tinker won four pennants, two World Series championships, and was part of a famous . . . Map (db m120473) HM
50Florida (Orange County), Orlando — United States Marine Corps10 November 1775
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51Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Veterans of the Battle of the BulgeArdennes
Dedicated to the gallant men and women who participated in the Battle of the Bulge, World War II, 16 December 1944 thru 25 January 1945 in Belgium and Luxembourg, the greatest battle ever fought by the United States Army. The Veterans of the Battle . . . Map (db m7450) HM
52Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Vietnam War MemorialOrlando Veteran’s Memorial Park
The Vietnamese People, Servicemen and Women of all branches of The Republic of Vietnam pay great tribute to the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War Dân – Quân - Cán – Chính Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa Tri Ón . . . Map (db m153374) WM
53Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Walden's Live Oak
In 1548 when I sprouted, Florida belonged to Spain. When I was 17 the oldest city in Florida, St. Augustine, was established. I was 215 years old when Spain traded Florida to Britain. When Florida became a U.S. Territory, I had lived 274 years. In . . . Map (db m129719) HM
 
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