The Railroad in Dundee History

The Railroad in Dundee History (HM1R67)

Location: Dundee, FL 33838 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 1.334', W 81° 37.318'

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The Dundee Passenger Depot, built ca. 1912, was the first depot on the Haines City to Sebring Line of The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Most of Dundee's early growth can be attributed to the railroad. With the advent of the railroad, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Highland Development Company brought settlers down from the Midwest, refunding their fares when they purchased land. Dundee and the railroad both prospered. Hotels and rooming houses were built to house the prospective buyers and others who came just seeking a spot in the Florida sun. The station was segregated from 1912 to 1954. Although passenger service was discontinued in ca. 1954 the depot continued to handle freight until c. 1975 when the line was discontinued. The depot was then moved to its present position and renovated into a museum commemorating the role the railroad played in the development of the town of Dundee.
HM NumberHM1R67
Marker NumberF-458
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Dundee Depot Restoration Committee and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 438858 N 3099821
Decimal Degrees28.02223333, -81.62196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 1.334', W 81° 37.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 1' 20.04" N, 81° 37' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)863
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 W Main St, Dundee FL 33838, US
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