The Carlton House was built in 1885 by Albert and Martha McEwen Carlton.
Originally located in Hardee County 4 miles west of Wauchula. It served as the home of Albert, Marth, and their 10 children.
The Outside stairs led to the bedrooms of the nine Carlton Son's. Inside was another staircase leading to their daughters bedroom.
It is now located at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4700 Orient Rd. Tampa, Florida 33610

In 1977 Doyle E. Carlton Jr., and his wife Mildred W. Carlton felt the need for an exhibit to bring the rich History of early rural Florida to life. Their vision Began in 1978 when the Carlton House was donated by family members and moved from Hardee County to a four acre tract on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
This became later known as Cracker Country
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Carlton Home Place
Albert & Martha McEwen Carlton Home Place Then.
Photo found at State Archives, Florida Memory,


I do not own this photo I am posting with Marcia Meade's permission.



I do not own this photo I am posting with Martha Meade's permission.

I do not own this photo I am posting with Martha Meade's permission.

2011-2012  Page created and maintained by:
Susan Richardson
05, May 2013