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Near Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nature's Bridge

 
 
Nature's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
1. Nature's Bridge Marker
Inscription.  In this area, the St. Marks River disappears into sinkholes several times and reappears as springs.

Here, it flows underground through a cavern and reappears 150 feet to your right.

This has formed a land bridge which has been used by wild animals, Indians and settlers; and, in 1865, a Civil War battle was fought over it.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNatural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 17.064′ N, 84° 9.059′ W. Marker is near Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from Natural Bridge Road 6 miles east of Woodville Highway (State Highway 363), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located just north of Natural Bridge Road, in Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee FL 32305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Natural Bridge
Nature's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
2. Nature's Bridge Marker
(St. Mark's River & "natural bridge" in background • today Natural Bridge Road traverses this natural land bridge)
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers (about 500 feet away); Supplies Are Low (approx. 5.7 miles away); Tallahassee - St. Marks Railroad (approx. 9.2 miles away); a different marker also named Tallahassee - St. Marks Railroad (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Natural Bridge
 
Also see . . .  St. Marks River & Natural Springs. The historic Natural Bridge Battlefield site was named for the natural feature where the St. Marks River drops into a sinkhole and flows underground for a short distance before emerging downstream, forming a natural bridge. This complex mosaic of active karst and riverine features is considered one of the unique and defining features of Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. (Submitted on October 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
St. Marks River (<i>just north of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
3. St. Marks River (just north of marker)
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
4. Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
(park entrance on Natural Bridge Road • about 200 yards west of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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