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Moore's Point
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 27° 51.026 W 080° 29.371
17R E 550261 N 3080738
Quick Description: In small wayside park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 2:19:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJBD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:
This point of land at the junction of the St. Sebastian River and the Indian River was once settled by aboriginal people, the Ais. Pottery shards and ancient shells can still be found along the shore.
In 1889, L.C. Moore built the Ercildoune Hotel on the hill. President Grover Cleveland stayed there while hunting and fishing with Frank Forster and Paul Kroegel and his guides.
Across U.S. #1 is the public road, Dixie Highway, established on April 4, 1910. This led to the old wooden bridge, built in 1909, replacing an earlier ferry. The Ashley Gang was killed on the south end of this bridge in 1924.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1994

County: Indian River

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Indian River County Historical Society

Website: Not listed

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Markerman62 visited Moore's Point 3/11/2015 Markerman62 visited it