Brown House

Brown House (HM21KE)

Location: Christmas, FL 32709 Orange County
Buy Florida State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 28° 33.723', W 81° 1.322'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Circa 1900

Ephriam Legrand Brown built this house in 1900. Mr. Brown was born in Americus, Georgia in 1859 and came to Florida at the age of sixteen. He worked as a surveyor. In 1882 he married Julia Roberts of the Roberts Plantation on Lake Mills. He purchased a 40-acre parcel of land where he built a log home and planted an orange grove. When the log home was destroyed by fire, the family lived in the barn while a new home was built. He used the charred, but sound timbers from the log home for the floor joints in the building. Citrus trees planted by Mr. Brown bore fruit until the freeze of 1985. In that year the Brown family was recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a pioneer farm family under the One Hundred Year Farm Family Program.
HM NumberHM21KE
Placed ByFort Christmas Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 7:01pm 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 497844 N 3159466
Decimal Degrees28.56205000, -81.02203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 33.723', W 81° 1.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 33' 43.38" N, 81° 1' 19.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)407, 321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 N Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas FL 32709, 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. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?