THE NARCOOSSEE AREA CHAPTER OF THE

OSCEOLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Narcoossee Area Chapter Osceola County Historical Society

 

 

Current Project:  Raising funds and support for the restoration of the circa 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse (located at 5026 Yukon Street adjacent to the Narcoossee Fire Department.)

 

 

 

 

History is Happening in Narcoossee!

History is Happening in our Local Weather!

As we enter another New Year and winter season in Florida, we think about how our State is such a haven for snowbirds and those seeking to escape the harsh cold in other parts of the country.  Winter in Florida is unique…yes, it can be very cold but there is something so nice about the sunshine that typically still brilliantly reigns, making it all the more palatable and pleasant despite any thermometer reading.  There is nothing like a crisp, clear Florida morning!

The cold has not always been so kind to our area.  The back-to-back freezes of 1894 and 1895 forever changed the face of the Narcoossee corridor.  Citrus crops were devastated and the geography of the Florida citrus industry shifted as key settlers like the Fell family moved their business interests further south (founding Fellsmere) seeking more favorable conditions for their crops.

After these events, some called Narcoossee a “ghost town" but we are pleased to report, this has never been the case, and, certainly not today with unprecedented growth in our area!

Help us continue to preserve the unique history of the Narcoossee Area – come out and support us at our February 24th BBQ and baked goods sale at the historic circa 1886 Narcoossee schoolhouse. The weather may be cold but the food and fellowship will be warm and inviting!

 

 

Help Restore the Historic
Narcoossee Schoolhouse!

Make a contribution via the PayPal link below:

 

 

Meeting every 1st Monday of the Month
5:30 PM at Narcoossee Community Center
5354 Rambling Road
Saint Cloud, FL  34771
Have questions or need additional information?
Email: info@narcoosseehistory.org

 

History is Happening!
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