Historic Markers Across Florida

Koreshan Unity Settlement

Marker ID: FLHM F-97
Location: Located in the Koreshan State Historic Site, on Corkscrew Rd, Estero, Florida
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 26° 25.966    W 081° 48.704
  26.43276666    -81.81173333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BNF


Koreshan Unity Settlement

In 1893, the Koreshans, a religous sect founded by Dr. Cyrus R. Teed, moved here. Communal living and a belief that the universe existed on the inside of the earth were among the distinctive features of their doctrine. Living celibate lives, the industrious Koreshans established a farm, nursery, and botanical garden. Their cultural activities included art and music. In 1961, the surviving members of the settlement presented their property to the State of Florida.

F-97 A Florida heritage Site
The Family of Gilbert S. Chandler, Sr.,
The Family of O.I. Gramling, Sr.,
Deborah Desilets, Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
in cooperation with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.