The Seminole Historical Society was founded to highlight historic
artifacts, documents, articles and buildings in Seminole. Its purpose is
to ensure that our children and future generations will have a place to
go to learn about stories of families from the past who helped create
our present, so that we can carve the future.
Members of the Seminole Historical Society can be individuals, families, institutions, or businesses.
Please see our membership page for detailed information.
Seminole exists because of the dreams and actions of those who came before us. Did you know that in early 1860's individual settlers with names like Archer, Campbell, Cobb, Duhme, Grable, Meares, Moody, O'Quinn, Sartorius, Thevenet and Tyler were the pioneer settlers in the Seminole area? They were followed by more pioneers with names such as Johnson, Leach, Longley, Repetto, Thurston, and Whittle.
These early settlers found tall pines suitable for building their homes, ample land to raise their cattle, and plentiful wildlife such as turkey, deer, quail to feed their families.
In 1910, the Seminole area was comprised of just 75 people. The 1920 Census shows names of orange grove owners and farmers living side by side next to each other on one very long road. We know it as Duhme Rd, or 113' Street, or Ridge Road. These families were, O'Quinn, Hinckle, Meares, Johnson, Leach, Brumby, Duhme, and Thevenet.
The Seminole Historical Society, and our beautiful new Museum, will be a gathering place for the dreams of the past and the rich history of our community. It is a place for telling the stories of those who are no longer here to tell them for themselves.
We welcome you to our website and invite you to visit our beautiful new community center Museum when it opens in the fall to learn about the stories of those "dreamers" from our past who have helped create our present and future.
The Seminole Historical Society invites you to participate with us in our efforts to preserve our history.
We encourage donations of historical documents, photographs and artifacts to the museum.
We invite you to help us preserve your stories and your important historical memories of Seminole for future generations.
Get more information here...
The Seminole Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 7652