Potato Capital of FloridaIn 1890 Thomas Horace Hastings, a cousin of Henry Flagler, founded the settlement of Hastings. He built the first house and constructed greenhouses to raise early winter vegetables for Flagler's hotels. The post office was established in 1891. The first school was taught by Mr. Charles Dupont in 1897. Hastings received its town charter in 1909.
|Placed By||St. Johns County Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 450830 N 3286944|
|Decimal Degrees||29.71166667, -81.50833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 42.7', W 81° 30.5'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 42' 42.00" N, 81° 30' 30.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||904, 386|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6195 S Main St, Hastings FL 32145, US|
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