Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse
Fort Jupiter was located three miles west on Loxahatchee River, erected January 1838 by troops commanded by Major General Thomas S. Jessup, establishing base for operations in the Seminole Indian Wars.
Jupiter Lighthouse, approximately one mile northeast, first lighted July 10, 1860, darkened during the War between the States, was relighted June 28, 1866.
Erected 1960 by Seminole Chapter, D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 26° 56.736′ N, 80° 5.449′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on Old Dixie Highway (State Road 811) 0.2 miles south of Federal Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Sawfish Bay Park at the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1133 Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter FL 33458, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sawfish Bay (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Dive Into History" (approx. half a mile away); Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway "Celestial Railroad" 1889-1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jupiter Inlet Midden I (approx. one mile away); Military Trail (approx. one mile away); Historic Jupiter School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
Also see . . . Jupiter Lighthouse. (Submitted on December 13, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
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