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

Shipyard Cove

 
 
Shipyard Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
1. Shipyard Cove Marker
Inscription.  With completion of St. Joseph & Lake Wimico Railroad, 1836, movement of cotton to shipside at St. Joseph, from the foremost cotton producing territory in the world, began here, thence to domestic and foreign ports. As a result, the young village soon became metropolitan. For this extensive operation a large Shipyard was established. Site recorded, Lieutenant L.M. Powell, Government Survey, St. Joseph Bay 1841.
 
Erected 1965 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation with the Gulf County Historical Commission. (Marker Number F-125.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 29° 48.69′ N, 85° 18.208′ W. Marker is in Port St. Joe, Florida, in Gulf County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Avenue (U.S. 98) and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard (Florida Route 71), on the left when traveling north on Monument Avenue. Marker is the only state marker in Florida that is this small.
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It may have been mounted on a building that was at one time on this corner. 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 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph Catholic Mission Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Florida Constitution (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Joseph Cemetery Burial Register (approx. 1.6 miles away); Saint Joseph Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Crèvecoeur (approx. 8.3 miles away); St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks (approx. 9 miles away); Vamar (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port St. Joe.
 
Also see . . .  Maddox Park at Shipyard Cove. (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Shipyard Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
2. Shipyard Cove Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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