The Townsend House

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Townsend House stove

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Address:

480 West Ave.
Clermont, FL 34711

Region:

Central

Phone:

352-394-6611

Website:

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This building is the home of Clermont’s first black residents, James and Sally Townsend. The Townshend’s founded the St. Marks African Methodist Episcopal Church and established the area’s first black school. The house was moved to its present location, restored and now serves as a museum featuring artifacts and history of early settlers and residents.