First Federal Tree Farm

First Federal Tree Farm (HM29MN)

Location: Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Santa Rosa County
Buy Florida State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 30° 21.845', W 87° 7.844'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
From small acorns come massive live oak trees-and mighty ships. The live oak's dense, rot-resistant wood and large arching branches were ideal for building ships in the 1700s and 1800s. Over 2,000 live oaks might be used to build one hull. To provide wood for naval ships, President John Quincy Adams designated the first federal tree farm here in 1828. A resident, Henry M. Brackenridge, was hired to cultivate the trees. He initiated several experiments, but Adams' successor, Andrew Jackson, closed the reservation in a political squabble.

The live one of the most magnificent and delightful shade trees in the world...
Henry M. Brackenridge
HM NumberHM29MN
Placed ByGulf Islands National Seashore-National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:01am 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)16R E 487437 N 3359137
Decimal Degrees30.36408333, -87.13073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.845', W 87° 7.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 50.7" N, 87° 7' 50.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze FL 32563, 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?