Site of the Discovery of Phosphate in Florida

Site of the Discovery of Phosphate in Florida (HM19N4)

Location: Dunnellon, FL 34431 Marion County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 3.426', W 82° 28.448'

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One block to the south is the site of the discovery of hard rock phosphate in Florida by Albertus Vogt in 1889. It made Dunnellon a boom town and first center of the industry. The Tiger Rag, Early Bird and Eagle mines were among the most valuable. The Marion County Phosphate Co. was the first to operate extensively. Phosphates are still mined in the area, but since 1900 the center of production has shifted elsewhere.
HM NumberHM19N4
Marker NumberF-4
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with Dunnellon Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356490 N 3215208
Decimal Degrees29.05710000, -82.47413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 3.426', W 82° 28.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 3' 25.56" N, 82° 28' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21448-21680 Co Rd 40, Dunnellon FL 34431, US
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