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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WW1_green-key-historical_New-Port-Richey-FL.html
Named for the color of the abundant mangroves, Green Key was originally known as Deer Island. It was homesteaded in the early 1900s by J.G. "Gip" and Cora Brown, who built a home at the tip of the key. In 1930, a limerock causeway was constructed …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WOS_double-branch-baptist-church-and-cemetery-historical_Wesley-Chapel-FL.html
By 1884 Mary Jane Godwin had applied for a Homestead Patent for 160 acres of land along present day S.R. 54. She received a two-acre parcel of this land on January 27, 1890, one acre for the cemetery and one acre for the church-Double Branch Missi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RC3_clay-sink-cemetery-baptist-church-and-school_Webster-FL.html
Harrison and Martha Ann McKinney Slaughter acquired 120 acres in this area from Jessie Sumner, May 20, 1862. The settlement that developed here was first called Slaughter after this pioneer family. Over time it became known as Clay Sink for the cl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RC0_holton-cemetery_Wesley-Chapel-FL.html
Donated by Julia Elizabeth Holton Benner in the 1880's, the cemetery's two acres were deeded to the Holton Cemetery Association by Mark H. and S. Louise Holton, on June 5, 1905 without benefit of a survey. When the adjacent property sold in 1961, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R1T_zephyrhills-army-airfield_Zephyrhills-FL.html
Constructed as part of a group of state and WPA projects, major expansion of the airfield began in 1941 when it became home to U.S. Army Air Corps training facilities in preparation for WWII. It was in full operation by 1943, providing advanced fi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R1S_hercules-powder-company-camp-39_Zephyrhills-FL.html
The Hercules Powder Company Camp No. 39 was established on this site in September 1946. It was an eighty acre tract with sixty to seventy company built pre-fabricated homes rented to employees for four dollars per room per month; some employees li…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R1R_oakside-cemetery_Zephyrhills-FL.html
Deeded by Zephyrhills Colony Co. to the Oakside Cemetery Association in November 1911 this hallowed tract is the burying ground of veterans of six wars in which the United States of America has been involved — the Civil War, Spanish-American…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R1Q_gar-hall_Zephyrhills-FL.html
Union Civil War veterans and townspeople constructed this largest frame building in the county about 1910 as a meeting place for Garfield Post 39, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), and a community center. The city, as requested by Women's Relief C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1A3W_trilby-methodist-church_Dade-City-FL.html
Organized by the Rev. T.H. Sistrunk in 1897 and built by the 12 charter members a year later, this original frame church and steeple of pioneer design has long been a center of community activities. Moved from near the railroad coalchute to the pr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1A3U_blanton-methodist-church_Dade-City-FL.html
This church was built in 1906 by Will Heacock and Tom Jordan on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Blocker. The pioneer congregation which worshipped at Mt. Olive Church on the Dowling Place about a mile away had decided it was too far from "to…
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