Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Polk County Confederate Monument
—1861 1865 —
In memory of that noble band, who have crossed the mystic stream,
and are resting now in that happy land,
where peace and pleasure reight supreme.
The heroic deeds will never fade,
from memory's brightest page,
and their brave defense of country and home,
is left as a glorious heritage.
This monument was erected
by the Lakeland chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
In memory of the noble
Sons of the South.
Erected 1910 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Lakeland Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 28° 2.676′ N, 81° 57.341′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on North Kentucky Avenue north of East Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The monument is in Munn Park in downtown Lakeland. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East Main Street, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Munn Park Historic District (within shouting distance of this Munn Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk Theatre and Office Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oates Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Mass. Infantry Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Women's Club of Lakeland (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sorosis Club Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
More about this marker. The monument is an east facing, large granite shaft surmounted by a statue of a Confederate Soldier. Etched onto its front face is an image of two nondescript flags hanging from two poles crossed in an "x" formation. The monument stands as the centerpiece of Munn Park, a Lakeland city park.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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