El Jobean Post Office and General Store - El Jobean, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack
N 26° 57.884 W 082° 12.705
17R E 379733 N 2983105
Quick Description: Joel Bean opened this post office and general store in 1922 to bring attention to his renamed and replatted town.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 12:44:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM3F1W
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 28

Long Description:
From 1888 until 1921, Southland existed solely as Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railroad depot that serviced Hall Naval Stores and Stephen Brothers turpentine camps that leased prisoners for labor.

In 1922-23, Joel Bean had the town replatted and renamed to an anagram of his name, El Jobe-an, and began building up the town by providing a Post Office & General Store and a Hotel.

While it is still listed as Vacant and as a "Work in progress" on the National Register, the Post Office & General Store has been restored and is fully operational as a location for tourists to learn and enjoy Charlotte County's interesting history.
Street address:
4370 Garden Road
El Jobean, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Charlotte

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Transportation

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Restaurant

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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