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Marianna in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

General Andrew Jackson in Florida - 1818

General Andrew Jackson in Florida-1818 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
1. General Andrew Jackson in Florida-1818 Marker
Inscription.  American desire for the acquisition of Florida grew after 1800 as U.S. frontiers expanded. Border incidents provided motivation for General Andrew Jackson's 1818 expedition against Florida's Seminole Indians. Jackson's army destroyed Indian stronghold in the Apalachee Region. On May 11, 1818, during a 12 day march from Fort Gadsden on the lower Apalachicola River to the Escambia River, Jackson crossed the Chipola River's Natural Bridge near here. Pensacola surrendered to Jackson later that month. This foray into Spanish territory created serious repercussions at home and abroad but paved the way for U.S. acquisition of Florida from Spain.
Erected 1977 by Florida State Society, United States Daughters of 1812, Through the Courtesy of Mrs. Ester A. Poppell, Colonel William Carroll Lee Chapter, in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-273.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1818.
Location. 30° 48.98′ N, 85° 14.04′ W. Marker
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is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is on Blue Hole Drive, one mile west of Caverns Road, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Chipola River in Florida Caverns State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3345 Caverns Rd, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davis-West House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lewis-Wykoff House (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Russ House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dekle-Brunner House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fighting at Ely Corner (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ely-Criglar House (approx. 2.8 miles away); The West End Community (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Woman's Club (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marianna.
Also see . . .  Florida Caverns State Park. (Submitted on February 19, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 19, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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