Chattahoochee in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
This structure, built as a gunpowder storage building or "powder magazine" is one of the arsenal's original outbuildings and the only one to survive. It originally had a hip roof and a single doorway located in the south wall, and was surrounded by a high brick containment wall. Over time, the Florida State Hospital used the structure as a coffin factory, carpenter shop, sewing center, and mattress factory. After undergoing numerous alterations and a period of neglect and abandonment, the building's restoration was completed in 2013.
Erected 2014 by Florida
Location. 30° 42.375′ N, 84° 49.925′ W. Marker is in Chattahoochee, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Pecan Lane, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Main Street, Chattahoochee FL 32324, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); United States Arsenal (1832-1861) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Ellicott's Observatory (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Scott Massacre (approx. 1½ miles away); Nicolls' Outpost (approx. 1½ miles away); Chattahoochee Landing Mound Group (approx. 1½ miles away); Sneads (approx. 5½ miles away); Joshua Davis House (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattahoochee.
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Also see . . . Historian Dale Cox blog about the Powder Magazine. (Submitted on December 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.