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Apalachicola in Franklin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola

(Old City Graveyard)

 
 
Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 4, 2017
1. Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker
Inscription.  Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of Apalachicola's founders and molders of her colorful history. Also buried here are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks. Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the gallant Florida Brigade.

World famous botanist, Dr. Alvin Wentworth Chapman of Apalachicola died in 1899, and is interred here beside the grave of his wife.
 
Erected 1970 by The Apalachicola Historical Society in cooperation with Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation. (Marker Number F-179.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 29° 43.51′ N, 84° 59.259′ W. Marker is in Apalachicola, Florida, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue E (U.S. 98) and 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Apalachicola FL 32320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. The Dr. Alvan W. Chapman House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Dr. Alvan W. Chapman House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); The Hanserd-Fry House (about 700 feet away); Dr. John Gorrie (about 700 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church South (about 700 feet away); Fort Coombs - Franklin Guards (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Raney House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apalachicola.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Southern History - Apalachicola History in Stone. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
2. Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker after restoration
Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker from entrance gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
3. Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker from entrance gate
Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker from inside of entrance gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
4. Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker from inside of entrance gate
Chestnut Street Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 4, 2017
5. Chestnut Street Cemetery
From the marker looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   5. submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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