Historic Markers Across Florida

Historical Citrus Planting

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Location: SE First St, Mulberry, FL
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 27° 53.635    W 081° 58.371
  27.89391666    -81.97285
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMHAYD


Historical Citrus Planting March 14, 1959. Site of first experimental planting of citrus on reclaimed phosphate mining land. The project was originated and executed by William James Menear, land manager, Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation.