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Port Mayaca in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site

 
 
Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site Marker
Inscription.  On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter Lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars of property damage. Many of the 1,800 to 3,000 casualties occurred when the Lake Okeechobee dike collapsed, flooding the populated south side of the lake. Approximately 1,600 victims were buried in a mass grave near Port Mayaca in Martin County. Approximately 743 victims were buried in mass graves in West Palm Beach. Many other victims were never found.
 
Erected by City of Pahokee and Glades Community Development Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters.
 
Location. 26° 59.737′ N, 80° 34.916′ W. Marker is in Port Mayaca, Florida, in Martin County. Marker is on SW Kanner Highway (State Road 76) 2.3 miles east of U.S. 98/441, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address:
Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site Marker at cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 30, 2018
2. Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site Marker at cemetery entrance
23900 SW Kanner Hwy, Canal Point FL 33438, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Betty Mae Tiger Jumper (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jupiter Indiantown Road (approx. 8.6 miles away); Conners’ Toll Highway (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 30, 2018
3. Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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