Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 Historical

Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 Historical (HM1TTI)

Location: Delray Beach, FL 33483 Palm Beach County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 27.87', W 80° 3.467'

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One of several built by Treasury Department between Cape Canaveral and Cape Florida for rescue and sustenance of shipwrecked. Named for wild sour orange grove nearby, H.D. Pierce, first keeper, arrived with family May 1876. Here August 15, 1876, was born the first white girl between Jupiter and Miami — (Mrs.) Lillie Pierce Voss. Stephen N. Andrews was last keeper, from September 1877 to October 1, 1896. Area's first post office, Zion, was located in House from 1888 to 1892, Mrs. Annie E. Andrews postmaster. House burned March 2, 1927.
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe Jonathan Dickinson Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution in Cooperation with The Florida Historical Society and the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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Date Added Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 593923 N 2927470
Decimal Degrees26.46450000, -80.05778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 27.87', W 80° 3.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 27' 52.2" N, 80° 3' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)954, 561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 65-167 Florida A1A, Delray Beach FL 33483, US
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