Peter And Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Gravesite Historical

Peter And Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Gravesite Historical (HM1TA3)

Location: Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee County
Buy Florida State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 27° 17.169', W 80° 48.995'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Peter Raulerson was born September 1, 1857, in Bartow, Florida. His family moved to Basinger in 1874 and, in 1877, Peter married Louisiana Chandler. In October 1896, Peter and Louisiana moved southeast to a region three miles north of Lake Okeechobee known as "The Bend" located along Taylor Creek. The Raulerson family was the first Euro-American settlers in this area. In April 1902, the Raulersons helped establish the first post office in the community, known as Tantie. Their daughter, Martha, served as the first postmaster, and was succeeded by Peter in June 1902. Peter established a Star Route, a privately-contracted mail route, between Tantie and Fort Drum. In October 1911, the town renamed itself Okeechobee. Later, when the City of Okeechobee incorporated on June 4, 1915, Florida Governor Park Trammel appointed Peter the first mayor. Additionally, he served as the first county commissioner from the area in St. Lucie County. Peter established the first school in 1898 and was a trustee of the first brick schoolhouse built in 1916. Peter died in 1947 at the age of 90. Louisiana died one year later. In 2000, Peter was designated as a Great Floridian and a plaque in his honor is located at the Okeechobee City Hall.
HM NumberHM1TA3
Year Placed2014
Placed ByOkeechobee Historical Society, The Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners, The Family of Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson, The Buxton-Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 518151 N 3018142
Decimal Degrees27.28615000, -80.81658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 17.169', W 80° 48.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 17' 10.14" N, 80° 48' 59.7" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)863, 407
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 946-1272 NE 39th Blvd, Okeechobee FL 34972, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?