Slavia (HM1R1A)

Location: Oviedo, FL 32765 Seminole County
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N 28° 38.772', W 81° 13.835'

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In 1911 some members of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, organized the Slavia Colony Company as an agency to help them establish a settlement in the area now traversed by Red Bug Lake Road, Mikler Road and State Road 426. Early in 1912 these recent immigrants from Slovakia moved here with the expectation of making homes for their children where there would be "less temptation of the world and the wickedness of the large city." Among the first settlers were the Dinda, Duda, Jakubcin, Lukas and Mikler families. Their first church building stood in what is now the cemetery off Chapman Road. Finding the land unsuited for citrus cultivation, they turned to celery farming. St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School and the Lutheran Haven Retirement Center are evidence of their success in establishing a religious haven in Florida. Many descendants of the original settlers still reside in the area.
HM NumberHM1R1A
Placed BySeminole County Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 477465 N 3168810
Decimal Degrees28.64620000, -81.23058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 38.772', W 81° 13.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 38' 46.32" N, 81° 13' 50.1" W
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Area Code(s)407, 321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2021 W State Rd 426, Oviedo FL 32765, US
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