Flamingo Park Historical

Flamingo Park Historical (HM1TNC)

Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Palm Beach County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 41.884', W 80° 3.251'

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This site was originally the southeast corner of an eighty-acre parcel purchased by George L. Marsteller of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1884 for $100. Two blocks to the north, between South Dixie Highway and South Olive Avenue, the Lakeside Cemetery Association had platted the Lakeside Cemetery in 1893. It operated as a racially integrated facility, unusual for the time. In 1902, the Association purchased these two acres from West Palm Beach to serve as a separate cemetery for African Americans. The Association platted 190 lots and interred approximately 100 people by 1913. The cemetery never had an official name: maps of the era simply called it "Colored Cemetery." The City's efforts to repossess and resell the cemetery in 1916 were blocked by the Florida Supreme Court. By 1921, unable to maintain the cemetery, the Association donated it to the City without restrictions. No further burials took place. The City converted the cemetery to a public park known as Dixie Playground and later renamed Flamingo Park. Citizens' protests in 1966 and in 1991 thwarted subsequent attempts to sell the park for commercial development.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe City of West Palm Beach and the Florida Department of State,
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 594091 N 2953343
Decimal Degrees26.69806667, -80.05418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 41.884', W 80° 3.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 41' 53.04" N, 80° 3' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1608 Park Pl, West Palm Beach FL 33401, US
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