Upthegrove Beach, Florida

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Upthegrove Beach
Unincorporated community
Upthegrove Beach is located in Florida
Upthegrove Beach
Upthegrove Beach
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°10′33″N 80°43′36″W / 27.17583°N 80.72667°W / 27.17583; -80.72667Coordinates: 27°10′33″N 80°43′36″W / 27.17583°N 80.72667°W / 27.17583; -80.72667
Country United States
State Florida
County Okeechobee
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 34974

Upthegrove Beach is an unincorporated community in Okeechobee County, Florida, United States. It is located on US 441/US 98, on the northeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.

History[edit]

Upthegrove Beach was named for the Upthegrove (originally Op Den Graef) family, including Union Army Captain William Hendry Upthegrove and others. Robert Upthegrove, later one of the inaugural Okeechobee County commissioners, settled in the area circa 1912. His son, Clarence Dewitt Upthegrove (Dewitt), at one time worked for Thomas Edison in Fort Myers, and later owned a heavy equipment operation that helped build the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee and was the Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County.[1] Another family member, Laura Upthegrove, also known as The Queen of the Everglades, was a member of the notorious Ashley Gang,[2] and was the subject of the 1973 movie Little Laura and Big John.

Geography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kleinberg, Elliot (3 September 2015). "POST TIME: Upthegrove Beach named for family that saw prestige, shame". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Robison, Jim (16 June 2002). "Bank Robber, `Queen Of The Everglades' Lived A Life Of Violence". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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