Naval Live Oaks Reservation

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Naval Live Oaks Reservation
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Naval Live Oaks Reservation is located in Florida
Naval Live Oaks Reservation
Location Santa Rosa County, Florida
Nearest city Gulf Breeze, Florida
Coordinates 30°21′51″N 87°7′51″W / 30.36417°N 87.13083°W / 30.36417; -87.13083Coordinates: 30°21′51″N 87°7′51″W / 30.36417°N 87.13083°W / 30.36417; -87.13083
Area 1,300 acres (5.3 km²)
Visitation 1,689,400 (2005)
Governing body Federal government
MPS Archeological Properties of the Naval Live Oaks Reservation MPS
NRHP Reference # 98001169[1]
Added to NRHP January 8, 1971

The Naval Live Oaks Reservation (also known as Deer Point Live Oaks Reservation or Deer Point Plantation) is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and is near Gulf Breeze, Florida. The Reservation was included in the Seashore's establishment on January 8, 1971, and added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on September 28, 1998.

History[edit]

The U.S. Government purchased the tract of land making up the Naval Live Oaks Reservation in 1828 for use in experimenting with the cultivation of live oaks from acorns. Before the Civil War, Live Oak wood was the primary material of choice for shipbuilders, thus the protection and cultivation of the trees for Naval use was vital.

Currently, the land comprises over 1300 acres (5.3 km²) in Gulf Islands National Seashore and is owned by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. U.S. Route 98 goes through the southern portion of the land. To the south of Highway 98 is a visitor's center for the Gulf Islands National Seashore and some public beach areas. On the north side there is one picnic area with a trail to a bluff overlooking Pensacola Bay. There are trails throughout the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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