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Chattahoochee in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

United States Arsenal (1832-1861)

 
 
United States Arsenal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
1. United States Arsenal Marker
Inscription. One-half mile to the north are the remains of the United States Arsenal erected by the United States Army Ordnance under an Act of Congress passed in 1832. The arsenal proper consisted of various buildings erected so that their exterior walls formed a quadrangle of four square acres. All the brick were made in the vicinity and construction was begun in 1834. It served as an arsenal of deposit prior to the Civil War, when it was seized by the Confederacy and used as a Camp of Instruction. Following the Civil War the Federal Government gave it to the Freedman Bureau in 1866. The buildings were given to the State of Florida in 1869 for use as a prison. It was placed in service as a mental institution in 1876.
 
Erected 1960 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. (Marker Number F-1.)
 
Location. 30° 42.086′ N, 84° 50.12′ W. Marker is in Chattahoochee, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling north on Maple Street. Click for map. On northeast corner of intersection. Parking may be difficult. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 Maple Street, Chattahoochee FL 32324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
United States Arsenal - original arsenal building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
2. United States Arsenal - original arsenal building.
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Ellicott's Observatory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nicolls' Outpost (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sneads (approx. 5.4 miles away); Joshua Davis House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Camp Recovery (approx. 7.1 miles away in Georgia); Fort Scott (approx. 7.6 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Chattahoochee.
 
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Also see . . .  Explore Southern History - U.S. Arsenal at Chattahoochee. (Submitted on December 7, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Originally an arsenal warehouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
3. Originally an arsenal warehouse.
Original powder magazine image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
4. Original powder magazine
Original arsenal officers quarters and guard room. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
5. Original arsenal officers quarters and guard room.
Looking east down US Highway 90 towards marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
6. Looking east down US Highway 90 towards marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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