Fellsmere

Fellsmere (HM9A9)

Location: Fellsmere, FL 32948 Indian River County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 46.069', W 80° 36.054'

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Fellsmere is a dramatic account of floods, land "booms" and land "busts". Named for E. Nelson Fell, Fellsmere was first incorporated in 1911, as part of St. Lucie County. The Fellsmere Farms Land Development Company promoted the area's rich soils and natural resources. By 1915, Fellsmere had a railroad, an electric company, two hotels and women could vote...a first in Florida. Overwhelmed by torrential rains and the Great Depression, Fellsmere struggled until the sugar cane fields brought prosperity. These cane fields are gone, but the rich soils and natural resources of the marshes still remain.
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HM NumberHM9A9
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByIndian River County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 539324 N 3071546
Decimal Degrees27.76781667, -80.60090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 46.069', W 80° 36.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 46' 4.14" N, 80° 36' 3.24" W
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Area Code(s)772
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 N Broadway St, Fellsmere FL 32948, US
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