Beach Dedication Historical

Beach Dedication Historical (HM1UCS)

Location: Delray Beach, FL 33483 Palm Beach County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 27.37', W 80° 3.535'

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Sara Gleason, Belle G. Dimick Reese and Ella M. Dimick Potter dedicated this beach to the public in 1899. In 1895 Sarah Gleason and her husband's business partner, W.H. Hunt, sold a parcel of land containing the beach area to William S. Linton for about $10.00 an acre except for a small portion then occupied by the Orange Grove House of Refuge (see marker north of Atlantic Avenue). A mortgage from William Linton, U.S. Congressman from Michigan who was promoting a town here called Linton, secured $3,000 of the purchase price. At the end of 1895, civil engineer E. Burslem Thomson drew a plat describing the Town of Linton. The plat, filed by William Linton and the Model Land Company during 1896, contained the first dedication for public use of what is now this mile-long municipal beach. When William Linton defaulted, the mortgage was foreclosed, half to Sara Gleason and half to the heirs of W.H. Hunt, his granddaughters Belle Reese and Ella Potter. These three women filed a replat dedicating the area east of the ocean beach lots and "Ocean Road" to the public in 1899.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelray Beach Historical Society and the Robert Neff Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 593817 N 2926546
Decimal Degrees26.45616667, -80.05891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 27.37', W 80° 3.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 27' 22.2" N, 80° 3' 32.1" 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 299 Florida A1A, Delray Beach FL 33483, US
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