Historic Markers Across Florida



Rollins College



Marker ID:  
Location: 1ST St at Park Ave, Sanford, FL
County: Seminole
Coordinates: N 28° 48.702    W 081° 16.084
  28.8117    -81.26806666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMK6N3
 



Text:

Florida's oldest institution of higher education
was on
28 April 1885

Incorporated, organized and named in the Lyman Bank Bldg.,
southwest corner of Park and First Streets here in
Sanford
by
Rev. E.P. Hooker D.D.
Rev. J.A. Tomlinson
Hon. F.W. Lyman
Rev. S.D. Smith
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of this
significant event in the development of education in
Florida and to observe the semicentennial of the
founding of Rollins College this marker is placed here
28 April 1935
by the Sallie Harrison Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution and other citizens of Sanford
and Seminole County.