Brown House

Brown House (HM21KE)

Location: Christmas, FL 32709 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 33.723', W 81° 1.322'

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Circa 1900

Ephriam Legrand Brown built this house in 1900. Mr. Brown was born in Americus, Georgia in 1859 and came to Florida at the age of sixteen. He worked as a surveyor. In 1882 he married Julia Roberts of the Roberts Plantation on Lake Mills. He purchased a 40-acre parcel of land where he built a log home and planted an orange grove. When the log home was destroyed by fire, the family lived in the barn while a new home was built. He used the charred, but sound timbers from the log home for the floor joints in the building. Citrus trees planted by Mr. Brown bore fruit until the freeze of 1985. In that year the Brown family was recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a pioneer farm family under the One Hundred Year Farm Family Program.
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HM NumberHM21KE
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Placed ByFort Christmas Historical Park
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Date Added Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 497844 N 3159466
Decimal Degrees28.56205000, -81.02203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 33.723', W 81° 1.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 33' 43.38" N, 81° 1' 19.32" W
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Area Code(s)407, 321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 N Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas FL 32709, US
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