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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Yellow Bluff Fort

Dedicated to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who defended Jacksonville, 1861-1865.

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Yellow Bluff Fort Marker
Inscription. A Confederate earthworks designed and located by General Robert E. Lee as one of a series of forts for the defense of the Saint Johns River. This fort was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces during the course of the war and is today in its original state.
 
Erected 1950 by Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Martha Reid Chapter, Jacksonville Chapter, Annie Perdue Sebring Chapter, Alexander H. Stephens Chapter, Mary Holland McCleary Chapter, Robert E. Lee Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 30° 23.983′ N, 81° 33.335′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of New Berlin Road and Olympia Avenue, on the right when traveling east on New Berlin Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located at the Yellow Bluffs Fort Historic State Park, on the high ground on the north side of the St. John's River. The Google map shows that the marker is located where Lombardo Road makes a "T" intersection with New Berlin Road, but it is actually Olympia Avenue, not Lombardo Road. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Yellow Bluff Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
2. Yellow Bluff Fort Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort de la Caroline (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Building of la Caroline (approx. 3.4 miles away); Timucuan Friends (approx. 3.5 miles away); The River of May (approx. 3.6 miles away); Spanish Pond (approx. 3.7 miles away); Staking a Claim (approx. 4 miles away); Ribault Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Timucuan Preserve (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
More about this marker. The historical marker is located at a small park site that is just to the east of, and adjacent to, the main Yellow Bluffs Fort Historic State Park area. There are several rusting/corroded old cannon mounted on cement mountings, without any explanation as to their historical use or their origin, located throughout the park. Perhaps the most interesting feature is that the original earthworks, overgrown that they are, remain to be viewed and experienced by whoever visits this historical site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This is a link to information provided by the Florida State Parks system. (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This link comes from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Yellow Bluff Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Yellow Bluff Fort Marker
View of the park setting, located just off of New Berlin Road, where the historical marker is located. Note the old corroding cannon, on a cement mounting, in the extreme left of the picture.
 

3. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This link takes you to a site with information provided by ExploreSouthernHistory.com. (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This is a link to information provided by StateParks.com (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Yellow Bluff Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
4. Yellow Bluff Fort Marker
View of historical marker with a corroding cannon seen in the park beyond the marker, to the right of the marker.
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
5. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
View of two cannon situated on the outer edge of the fort's earthworks.
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
6. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
View of another cannon on the outer edge of the fort's earthworks, with New Berlin Road seen in the background.
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
7. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
This historical marker is located directly opposite the "t" intersection of New Berlin Road and Olympia Avenue, not Lombardo Road as shown on the Google map.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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