Historic Markers Across Florida



Fellsmere



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Location: On Pennsylvania Ave. east of N. Broadway Street, Fellsmere, FL
County: Indian River
Coordinates: N 27° 46.067    W 080° 36.052
  27.76778333    -80.60086666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMETA7
 



Text:

Fellsmere is a dramatic account of floods, land "booms" and land "busts". Named for E. Nelson Fell, Fellsmere was first incorporated in 1911, as part of St. Lucie County. The Fellsmere Farms Land Development Company promoted the area´s rich soils and natural resources. By 1915, Fellsmere had a railroad, an electric company, two hotels and women could vote...a first in Florida. Overwhelmed by torrential rains and the Great Depression, Fellsmere struggled until the sugar cane fields brought prosperity. These cane fields are gone, but the rich soils and natural resources of the marshes still remain.

Sponsored by: Indian River County Historical Society



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City: Fellsmere, FL