Jacob Summerlin - Bartow, Florida.

Jacob Summerlin - Bartow, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34538
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Title

  • Jacob Summerlin - Bartow, Florida.

Image Number

  • RC12095

Year

  • 19--

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Jacob Summerlin, born in 1820, became wealthy raising cattle. In 1862, Summerlin purchased land in Bartow, then known as Fort Blount. He donated 40 acres for a county seat, another 40 acres for a school, and an additional 40 acres for the Baptist and the Methodist Churches. His financial backing helped Bartow become county seat of Polk County, and helped Orlando become county seat of Orange County. He built a wooden school and community building and in 1888 endowed the Summerlin Institute in Bartow. Jacob Summerlin died in 1893.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 10 x 8 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 01077.

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