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

Cross Florida Barge Canal Memorial

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, March 4, 2017
1. Cross Florida Barge Canal Memorial Marker
Inscription.  President Lyndon B. Johnson Dedicated the Start of Construction of the 185-Mile Long Canal at this Site on February 27, 1964
 
Erected 1965 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 27, 1964.
 
Location. 29° 32.582′ N, 81° 42.769′ W. Marker is near Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is on Martinez Circle 0.2 miles north of Boys Ranch Roadd when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 380 Boys Ranch Rd, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle At Horse Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buckman Lock North / Buckman Lock South (approx. one mile away); Kirkpatrick Dam (approx. 6 miles away); Native Americans at the River (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Civil War and the Ravines (approx.
Cross Florida Barge Canal Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 4, 2017
2. Cross Florida Barge Canal Memorial Marker
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7˝ miles away); Suspension Bridges and Amphitheater (approx. 7˝ miles away); Palatka Waterworks (approx. 7.6 miles away); Ravine State Gardens (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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