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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bellevue

Home of the Princess Murat

 
 
Bellevue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
1. Bellevue Marker
Inscription. Former home of Catherine Daingerfield Willis, great-grandniece of George Washington and widow of Achille Murat, Prince of Naples and nephew of Napoleon. During the Second French Empire she was recognized as a princess and financially assisted by Napoleon III, whose court she visited. She lived in this house from 1854 until shortly before her death, on August 6, 1867. The house, moved to this site in 1967 from its original location on the Jackson Bluff Road, is an excellent example of indigenous Southern architecture.
 
Erected 1969 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with Murat House Association, Inc. (Marker Number F-170.)
 
Location. 30° 24.667′ N, 84° 20.667′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of Rankin Avenue and Museum Road, on the right when traveling south on Rankin Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL 32310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dale Mabry Field (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mission San Luis (approx. 3 miles away); Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad Company Freight Depot
Bellevue House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
2. Bellevue House
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott (approx. 3.6 miles away); Florida A&M University (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Florida State University Campus (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Bellevue Plantation. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Bellevue Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
3. Bellevue Marker area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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