Historic Markers Across Florida

Smallwood's Store

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Location: 360 Mamie St, Chokoloskee, FL
County: Collier
Coordinates: N 25° 48.607    W 081° 21.747
  25.81011666    -81.36245
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKJVA


Built and founded in 1906 on Chokoloskee Island by C.S. "Ted" Smallwood, a pioneer in Collier Co. The building served as store, post office and Indian Trading Post. Ted remained postmaster until his retirement in 1941. His business was with early settlers and Seminole Indians. Road access came to the island in 1955. The store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Restoration of the store as a museum was started in 1990 by the nonprofit Ted Smallwood's Store, Inc.

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