Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gettysburg Address Honeylocust
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was given as part of the dedication ceremony for a soldier’s cemetery. The cemetery was carved from a field at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where armies clashed in 1863 during the Civil War. The dedication, held just months after the battle, featured a two-hour address by Edward Everett, one of the most noted speakers of his day. President Lincoln was also invited to “make a few remarks.” Lincoln took but two minutes to deliver his Gettysburg Address, which will forever live in the hearts of Americans. Just 100 yards from the spot where Lincoln delivered his greatest speech stood a honeylocust tree. Today it is the last remaining tree from that historic site. This tree grew from a seed handpicked from the Gettysburg Address Honeylocust.
Location. 30° 20.202′ N, 81° 51.959′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles north of Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling north. Located within the Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Southern Magnolia (a few steps from this marker); Battery Park Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Booker T. Washington Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg American Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . .
1. Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Florida Hikes! (Submitted on November 13, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Camp Milton Historic Preserve. City of Jacksonville (Submitted on November 20, 2019.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.