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FIRST European Settler in Pinellas County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 28° 00.439 W 082° 40.684
17R E 335006 N 3099147
Quick Description: This out of place grave belongs to the first European to arrive and settle this area.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 11:29:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM8EYF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
Views: 4

Long Description:
ODET PHILIPPE
Born Lyon, France 1787
Died at this Site 1869
As the first European settler in Pinellas County he established St. Helena Plantation, now Philippe Park Philippe was the first to cultivate grapefruit in Florida and introduced cigar-making to Tampa
His descendants populated this frontier. He was said to be a doctor
and of noble birth.
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a nearby plaque reads:

On this promontory Count Odet Philippe, a native of Lyon, France, and surgeon in the French Armed Forces under Napoleon Bonaparte settled in 1842 arriving athis this point in his sailing vessel "The Ney". In this area he established St. Helena, his plantation and upon it he was the first to adapt the grapefruit to Florida culture.

Here he raised a large family, many descendants of which now reside in Pinellas County. He pioneered in the development of this area and endowed this site with a history rich in colorful atmosphere. His remains are interred not far from this spot.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1842

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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