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Port St. Joe in Gulf County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Saint Joseph Cemetery

 
 
Saint Joseph Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
1. Saint Joseph Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This site is one of three cemeteries of Saint Joseph. Many persons interred here were victims of yellow fever which plagued the city throughout July and August, 1841, causing its depopulation and abandonment. The dread disease, sparing neither rich nor poor, was brought into port by sailing ship from the Greater Antilles. Here many prominent territorial Florida statesmen, journalists and merchants succumbed. No markers remain of those buried in trenches.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Gulf County Historical Commission. (Marker Number F-99.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1841.
 
Location. 29° 47.615′ N, 85° 17.2′ W. Marker is in Port St. Joe, Florida, in Gulf County. Marker is on Garrison Avenue, 0.2 miles north of Madison Avenue (County Route 384), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Saint Joe FL 32456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old St. Joseph Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph Cemetery Burial Register (about 400 feet away); The Florida Constitution (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Mission Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shipyard Cove (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Crèvecoeur (approx. 9.9 miles away); Vamar (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port St. Joe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yellow fever. Yellow fever virus spread by mosquitoes, Prevention-Yellow fever vaccine (Submitted on March 4, 2021, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Yellow fever epidemics and mortality in the United States, 1693-1905. The disease was not indigenous (in the US); epidemics were imported by ship from the Caribbean. (Submitted on March 4, 2021, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Saint Joseph Cemetery Marker looking south image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
2. Saint Joseph Cemetery Marker looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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