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Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Shannon

 
 
Fort Shannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 30, 2016
1. Fort Shannon Marker
Inscription. Established in May, 1838, this fort was one of the major quartermaster depots in Florida during the Second Seminole War. It operated under Gen. William J. Worth until he assumed command of the armies in Florida. Military facilities included a hospital, barracks, blockhouses, and stables for more than 400 horses. During the fort's existence, Palatka was military in appearance and under military control.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Palatka Junior Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number F-51.)
 
Location. 29° 38.847′ N, 81° 37.817′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is on Reid Street (U.S. 17) west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Reid Street, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Palatka Florida 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Putnam County Viet Nam Memorial (about 700 feet away); Putnam County Korean War Memorial
Fort Shannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 6, 2016
2. Fort Shannon Marker
Distance photo of Fort Shannon marker
(about 700 feet away); Putnam County WW I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Spirit of the American Doughboy (about 800 feet away); Veteran's Memorial Plaza (about 800 feet away); Woodman of the World Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palatka.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Shannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 6, 2016
3. Fort Shannon Marker
Fort Shannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 6, 2016
4. Fort Shannon Marker
2. marker shown from mid view
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016.
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