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Ponce Inlet, Florida Historical Markers

 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 17, 2017
143 Beach Street Marker
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 143 Beach StreetPonce Inlet Historical Museum
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Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 16th Century Anchor
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Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 11 — Bronze Bell"1000 Pounder"
This bell, salvaged from a sunken sea buoy at the Charleston Harbor entrance channel, was minted in 1911 for the U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS). The 1000 Pounders were used as fog signals on harbor entrance buoys, on lightships, and at some . . . — Map (db m35061) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — CisternPonce Inlet Historical Museum
A Cistern is a waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. Cisterns are often built to catch and store water. They are distinguished from wells from their waterproof linings. Cisterns were used before a water system was used in Ponce . . . — Map (db m112130) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Rafts
The raft to your left washed ashore in Volusia County in 1989. Clothing found onboard suggests that children were among those on the raft. The orange life vest was left behind by the Coast Guard to indicate that these refugees were . . . — Map (db m114262) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Refugee Rafts
Between 1966 and 1995, anyone who fled Cuba and reached the United States was allowed to pursue residency one year after their arrival. Many Cubans left the island in small boats and rafts, hoping to reach international waters where they might be . . . — Map (db m112551) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Gladys Meyer Davis HomePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Decorated as it might have been in 1890, this is the First Assistant Keepers dwelling. The building is named for Mrs. Davis, a life-long resident of Ponce Inlet who was born in this building and is the daughter of the last . . . — Map (db m113139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — F-893 — Green Mound State Archaeological Site
The Green Mound is one of the best preserved and last remaining shell mounds in the region. The site holds a rich history of the prehistoric Florida Indians who inhabited the site for hundreds of years. Archaeological studies of the mound date . . . — Map (db m100949) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Hasty Cottage Post Office
This Florida Cracker Cottage was one of several built in the 1860s by Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hasty, early Ponce Park settlers, who are buried across the street in a family cemetery, along with their faithful handyman, “Cocoa” . . . — Map (db m112135) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Hotel Inlet TerraceBob Pacetti's Dream
This terra cotta wall is all that remains of what was to be a grandiose hotel and resort. It was started during the great land boom of the 1920's. The developer, Robert (Bob) Pacetti was a native of this area. His ancestors first came to this . . . — Map (db m52457) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Jesse LinzyAfrican American Heritage at Ponce Inlet
Born in Savannah on August 7, 1872, Jesse Linzy came to Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet possibly in the late 1890s. A skilled concrete worker, he built the sidewalk from the tower down to the river, replacing an old wooden boardwalk. The sidewalk still . . . — Map (db m35027) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Kedge Anchorc. 1830-1860
This large simple-fluke anchor called a kedge was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Bahamas. These anchors were used in the islands on logging ships, to hold the stern seaward as they grounded the bow near shore in order . . . — Map (db m112583) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 13 — Kitchen GardensPonce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Tomatoes, carrots, beans, squash, and onions have all been grown here at various times during the Station's history. Residents struggled with the sandy, salty soil. Vegetables being grown here today are heirloom varieties . . . — Map (db m114325) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Meyer-Davis House
This Florida Cracker Duplex Cottage was built in the early 1920s by Redwood Wharton, Sr., an early Ponce Park Pioneer, and used for fishing rentals. In 1941, it became the home of three generations of the Edward L. Meyer family. Mr. . . . — Map (db m112140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Mosquito InletBird Reservation, 1909-1918
In 1909 U.S. President William H. Taft proclaimed that the area around Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet was a reservation for the protection of native birds. The reservation encompassed a wide area from the Halifax River east to the Ocean, . . . — Map (db m112576) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — North TurnDaytona Beach Racing
This is the site of the original North Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. Sanctioned . . . — Map (db m115189) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Oil Storage HousePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Completed in 1887, this was one of the first U.S. oil houses built to hold kerosene. A year’s supply was kept in 504 brass 5-gallon cans on wall racks. The tanks you see were installed in 1927. In 1970, vandals stole . . . — Map (db m113143) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1998 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m34434) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial
The sacrifices of few ensure the freedom of many. A grateful community remembers those who serve in the Armed Services of the United States, during times of wars and peace, whose courage and personal sacrifices defend and preserve our freedom. — Map (db m112809) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Principal Keeper's Dwelling
This building was the home of the Station’s Principal Keeper and his family. It also contained the Light Station office and library. The U.S. Lighthouse Service Principal Keepers who served here are: William R. Rowlinski 1887-1893 . . . — Map (db m112547) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Second Assistant Keeper's DwellingPonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Three keepers lived at the Station with their families. The Principal Keeper lived in the largest house, and the First and Second Assistant Keeper lived in the two smaller dwellings. This building was the home of the . . . — Map (db m112831) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — South Atlantic Avenue
This small stretch of roadway was once part of the original Atlantic Avenue, which was the southbound portion of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned . . . — Map (db m115190) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — South TurnDaytona Beach Racing
This is the site of the original South Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. . . . — Map (db m115188) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Principal Keeper's OfficePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
In 1921, the Lighthouse Service enclosed portions of the porch on each dwelling at the Light Station in order to install bathroom facilities for the families. A small office room was included in this upgrade when the porch of the . . . — Map (db m113140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Southern Gopher Tortoise
The Gopher Tortoises living at the Light Station are descendants of tortoises that have lived here for generations. Several of them are well over 30 years old. These land animals are members of the: reptile family, and dig burrows . . . — Map (db m112573) HM

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