Historic Markers Across Florida

De Soto County

Marker ID: FLHM F-61
Location: De Soto County courthouse on Brevard Ave. (US 17), Arcadia, Florida
County: Desoto
Coordinates: N 27° 12.898    W 081° 51.530
  27.21496666    -81.85883333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3D8F


Named after the great Spanish conquistador and Florida explorer Hernando De Soto, the county was created out of Manatee County in 1887. The area´s original inhabitants were Caloosa Indians. In early Florida history the region was the scene of numerous Indian battles. The county´s 416,640 acres offer a diversified economy of citrus, cattle, agriculture and industry. Arcadia is the county seat.

Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials - 1961


City: Arcadia, FL