Palma Sola Community Church Historical

Palma Sola Community Church Historical (HM1Y0C)

Location: Bradenton, FL 34209 Manatee County
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N 27° 30.432', W 82° 38.886'

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This historic non-denominational church, first known as "The Church in the Wildwood" because of location, was established and constructed in 1886 when Asa Pillsbury, Sr. donated land for a church, cemetery and school to trustees A.T. Adams, J.A. Felts and John Flowers. The original wooden church, which was destroyed by fire in 1904, had a foundation of 12 x 12 timbers that washed ashore from shipwrecks in Tampa Bay, logs and lumber from the W.S. Warner family sawmill at Palma Sola Point. J.B. Rogers, an early pioneer of the area, built the present picturesque sanctuary in
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1905 on the same timbers with cement blocks made at the site. Mrs. Harold Phelps and Mrs. Frank Smith donated the beautiful Italian cedar trees growing around the sanctuary. They were planted a short time after the new building was completed and are considered to be some of the most significant specimens found in any area of the South. Many pioneer Cortez families attended church here and some are buried in the cemetery. Descendents of church leaders still live in the community. Members are dedicated to the preservation of the sanctuary and historic site.
HM NumberHM1Y0C
Year Placed1998
Placed By1998 by The Manatee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 337210 N 3043695
Decimal Degrees27.50720000, -82.64810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 30.432', W 82° 38.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 30' 25.92" N, 82° 38' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)941
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8408-8498 9th Ave NW, Bradenton FL 34209, US
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