Cherry Lake Farms – Cherry Lake FL

Description

The Cherry Lake community was a Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) project to build a community for resettlement of families from the urban areas in Florida. FERA bought 15000 acres on which it planned to build farms, housing, and an industrial plant, withe the goal of creating a self sufficient farming community. Started with temporary housing then post office, community center, sawmill, family homes, etc.

Source notes

Cherry Lake: (https://www.floridamemory.com/blog/2015/07/21/cherry-lake/), accessed February 26, 2018.

Project originally submitted by David Schmidt on February 26, 2018.

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Location Info


FL 53
Cherry Lake, FL

Location notes: Approximately 9 miles north of Madison on FL 53.

Coordinates: 30.582334, -83.42779100000001

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