“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Oviedo, Florida Historical Markers

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By Tim Fillmon, January 31, 2016
Jamestown Marker Side 2
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
Florida (Seminole County), Oviedo — Lake Jesup
(side 1) 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 . . . — Map (db m93010) HM
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
Florida (Seminole County), Oviedo — Oviedo
(side 1) 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 . . . — Map (db m93011) HM
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

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