Middleburg in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thompson - Chalker Docks
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 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 (approx. 12 miles away); The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club Green Cove Springs (approx. 12.2 miles away); Harriet Beecher Stowe Home (approx. 13.7 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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