Crestview in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Uncle Bill Lundy
Florida's Last Confederate Veteran
1848 — 1957
And All Confederate Veterans
Erected 1958 by Crestview Lions Club.
Location. 30° 45.942′ N, 86° 34.13′ W. Marker is in Crestview, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ferdon Boulevard (Florida Route 85) and East 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Ferdon Boulevard. Click for map. Memorial has been moved 4.6 miles north to the corner of Hemphill Road and State Route 85 in Auburn, Florida due to the current politically correctness era. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 East 1st Avenue, Crestview FL 32536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Okaloosa County (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Okaloosa County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crestview Lodge #364 F&AM PHA (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carver-Hill H.S. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Bethel Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Baker High School (approx. 6.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Since 1958 the flagpole had
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on William Lundy. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. YouTube video on a Confederate Veteran: A Tribute to Florida's Last. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
There is some controversy over whether William Lundy is the last Florida Civil War Veteran or a veteran at all.
Controversy over the flag originally set here resulted in a compromise by adding the US Flag.
— Submitted August 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 77 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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