Desert Inn

Desert Inn (HM1JY)

Location: Yeehaw Junction, FL 34972 Osceola County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 42', W 80° 54.277'

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The Desert Inn was founded as a trading post in the late 1880s. The present building dates before 1925 and served as a supply and recreational center for cattle drovers, lumber men and tourists during the era when much of Osceola County was still undeveloped wilderness. Cowmen working the free ranging cattle on the palmetto prairie and lumber men cutting timber in the nearby pine lands came to the Desert Inn to eat, drink, and dance at this "oasis" where they could enjoy some relief from their arduous labors. Local patrons of the trading post and restaurant included African Americans and Seminoles, who had separate dining facilities in the era of segregation. The construction of roads in the 1930s brought tourists to the area, and a set of overnight cabins were erected behind the original building. Today the Desert Inn continues to be a popular destination for tourists and local residents. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
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HM NumberHM1JY
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Marker NumberF-369
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Desert Inn and the Florida Department of State. A Florida Heritage Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:54am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 509404 N 3063974
Decimal Degrees27.70000000, -80.90461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 42', W 80° 54.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 42' 0.00" N, 80° 54' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)863, 407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5570 S Kenansville Rd, Yeehaw Junction FL 34972, US
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