George Edgar Merrick Historical

George Edgar Merrick Historical (HM1VYA)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33134 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 44.929', W 80° 15.789'

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Dreamer, writer, poet, philosopher, lover of the beautiful - he made his dream become a reality in the creation of Coral Gables, City Beautiful.

Dade County commissioner from 1914 to 1916. He advocated and promoted good highways and transportation.

He founded the University of Miami and gave land and money to establish it.

He was a founder of the historical association of Southern Florida and was its first president. He was a director of Fairchild Tropical Garden and a trustee of Plymouth Congregational Church. He was Miami Post-Master from 1940 until his death.

His dream city of Coral Gables, whose first streets were laid in 1921, is a monument to him.
Year Placed1955
Placed ByThe Historical Association of Southern Florida
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 573899 N 2848073
Decimal Degrees25.74881667, -80.26315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 44.929', W 80° 15.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 44' 55.74" N, 80° 15' 47.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 472 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables FL 33134, US
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