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The George Carter House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 50.148 W 082° 19.981
17R E 369953 N 3190523
Quick Description: Located at 301 West Main Street
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2018 8:21:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ0BF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 2

Long Description:
This house was built in 1903 for George Carter, Citrus County's third sheriff. The Carter House was the first house in Inverness to have a bathroom and was one of the first 13 buildings in Inverness to be "wired up" when electricity came to Citrus County in 1913. It is reported that the Governor suspended Sheriff Carter and launched an investigation of his alleged misconduct in not preventing the lynching of a black man who was accused of but not tried for, the killing of a local man named Robert Russell. His removal caused an uproar among the citizens of Inverness who felt the popular Sheriff had been treated unfairly. He was later reinstated by the Governor. Clinton D. Shultz, who successfully partnered with J.L. Connell in the agriculture and mining business, raised his family here. Mr. Shultz's daughter, fondly remembered as "Miss Virginia", married long-time County Clerk of Courts, Francis "Cowboy" Williams. The Mitchell's later owned the house, offering room and board. The house was purchased and restored by George & Carol Derewenko and Joe & Linda Bega in 1986. At the time this plaque was dedicated, the building was occupied by the St. Petersburg Times.
Marker Number: None

Date: December 2003

County: Citrus

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: City of Inverness and the Rotary Club of Inverness

Website: Not listed

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