Grove and Experimental GardensIn this vicinity Henry Shelton Sanford, pioneer citrus grower, established the St. Gertrude grove in 1871. There, and at his Belair grove and experimental gardens, he advanced the industry through development of some 140 types of citrus. The Sanford gardens experimented with other tropical fruits, planting 30,000 exotic trees from South America and Africa. Much of the labor in the groves was performed by Swedish immigrants who settled at nearby New Upsala.
|Placed By||The Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 474329 N 3187172|
|Decimal Degrees||28.81188333, -81.26308333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 48.713', W 81° 15.785'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 48' 42.78" N, 81° 15' 47.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-598 E 1st St, Sanford FL 32771, US|
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