Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Victims of the Yellow Fever
Victims of the Yellow
Fever Epidemics of
1853, 1858, 1867, 1871
and 1887 - 88 who are
Buried in Oaklawn
Erected 1997 by Tampa Historical Society.
Location. 27° 57.265′ N, 82° 27.445′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from East Harrison Street near North Morgan Street. Click for map. Located in the Oaklawn Cemetery, near the East Harrison Street entrance, along the walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (here, next to this marker); Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors (here, next to this marker); Tampa Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Brooke Mass Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Sagamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Oaklawn Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Priests Graves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding Victims of the Yellow Fever.
local doctor, John P. Wall (also buried at Oaklawn), was correct in suggesting that yellow fever was spread by the bite of the aedes aegypti mosquito, but he was widely disbelieved.
(Historic Guides and the Tampa Historical Society)
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