Lake Jovita

Lake Jovita (HMP8C)

Location: Dade City, FL 33525 Pasco County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 20.145', W 82° 15.768'

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On Febraury 15, 1881, Judge Edmund F. Dunne and captain Hugh Dunne, his cousin, came across this clear lake and named it for Saint Jovita whose feast day it was. Judge Dunne established San Antonio Catholic Colony on land he received for legal services in negotiating the Disston purchase of four million acres from the state at 25 cents an acre. The colony was named to honor St. Anthony of Padua in thanksgiving for an answer to prayer. It was originally planned as a central city surrounded by farm villages. Judge Dunne's home was built where St. Leo Abbey and St. Leo College now stand.
HM NumberHMP8C
Year Placed1981
Placed ByPlaced by the Pasco Board of County Commissioners and the Historical Preservation Committee 1981
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 376219 N 3135043
Decimal Degrees28.33575000, -82.26280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 20.145', W 82° 15.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 20' 8.70" N, 82° 15' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32841 Priory Cir, Dade City FL 33525, US
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