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Slavia Colony Company; Seminole County; Stanko, Martin; Plat Plan; Survey


Early in 1911, a small group of Slovak immigrants, members at that time of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio, established the Slavia Colony Company, for the purpose of purchasing land in Florida as the eventual location of a new community for themselves and other Slovak-Lutheran settlers. After considering several sites, including properties near Taft and Bartow, the companies stockholders ultimately chose land near Oviedo. On Oct. 7, 1911 the company purchased 1,200 acres of land lying in sections 19,20,12, 28 and 29 in township 31 south, range 31 east for a grand total of $17,400. Slavia Colony Company's President, Martin Stanko, certified the survey and the company's ownership of the property. A plat plan for the Slavia Colony "subdivision" was recorded on July 9, 1915 in Book 2, page 71 of the Public Records in Seminole County...which was, itself, established in 1913. (At the time of the original sale, the referenced land lay in Orange County.)




Seminole County, Fla.

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

Slavia Colony Images; Church Digital Archives;



Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 2021 W SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 or (407) 365-3408.

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St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

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Slavia Colony Company; Seminole County; Stanko, Martin; Plat Plan; Survey