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Middleburg in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thompson - Chalker Docks

 
 
Thompson - Chalker Docks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 27, 2013
1. Thompson - Chalker Docks Marker
Inscription.
Samuel B. Thompson owned and operated dock and warehouses at the foot of Thompson St. (now Wharf St., name changed about 1951). Thompson's warehouses were burned by Union soldiers in 1864.    After the Civil War, Albert S. Chalker operated the docks and on July 7, 1873, was also granted the right to operate a ferry across Black Creek about 200 yards upstream from th docks.
 
Location. 30° 4.138′ N, 81° 51.641′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Florida, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Wharf Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. note: Wharf Street continues to private driveways. No public access. Marker is in this post office area: Middleburg FL 32068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Penney Farms 1927 (approx. 6.8 miles away); Camp Blanding (approx. 9.6 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 11.6 miles away); William Bartram Scenic Highway (approx. 11.8 miles away); Old Clay County Courthouse (approx. 11.8 miles away); Torpedo Warfare on the St. Johns River
Thompson - Chalker Docks Marker at Wharf Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 27, 2013
2. Thompson - Chalker Docks Marker at Wharf Street
(approx. 12 miles away); The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club (approx. 12 miles away); Green Cove Springs (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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