San Marcos De Apalache

San Marcos De Apalache (HM19OG)

Location: St Marks, FL 32355 Wakulla County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 9.128', W 84° 12.615'

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Wooden stockades were built here by the Spanish in 1680 an 1758. In 1758, these were destroyed by a hurricane which drowned the garrison. A masonry fort was begun in 1759 but was soon abandoned to the Indians for a trading post and Indian rendezvous. It was reoccupied by the Spanish in 1783. General Andrew Jackson seized and occupied the fort in 1819. It became a United States possession in 1821 upon purchase of the territory from Spain.

It was occupied as an army post until 1824 when the Indians were moved to a reservation. The Town of St. Marks was created by an act of Congress in 1830 and became a port of entry before railroads were extended to the seaboard. The fort was re-established and occupied by the Confederate Army during the Civil War and a Federal Naval attack on the fort was repulsed in 1865.
HM NumberHM19OG
Marker NumberF-131
Year Placed1965
Placed ByFlorida Board of Park and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Florida State Society and Dominie Everardus Bogardus Chapter, Colonial Dames XVii Century
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 768706 N 3338930
Decimal Degrees30.15213333, -84.21025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 9.128', W 84° 12.615'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 9' 7.68" N, 84° 12' 36.90" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 140 Old Fort Rd, St Marks FL 32355, US
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