Site of Fort Peyton
Fort Peyton, established by Major General Thomas S. Jesup in August 1837 and garrisoned by regular army troops, was one of a chain of military outposts created during the Second Seminole Indian War, for the protection of the St. Augustine area.
It consisted of four log houses built in a hollow square; two occupied by the troops, one by officers, and the fourth used as a hospital and commissary.
Fort Peyton was ordered abandoned by the Secretary of War, Joel R. Poinsett in May 1840. The buildings burned to the ground on February 14, 1842, presumably set afire by an incendiary.
Erected 1966 by St. Johns County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
Location. 29° 49.3′ N, 81° 21.367′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from Arrowhead Drive 0.2 miles north of Winterhawk Drive. Marker located at the far end of county owned dirt utilities. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Treaty of Moultrie Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); VFW Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); St. Johns Railway (approx. 4.6 miles away); Our Native Son Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey (approx. 4.6 miles away); Florida Memorial University (approx. 4.6 miles away); 1074 West King Street (approx. 4.7 miles away); 570 Christopher Street (approx. 4.8 miles away); 177 Twine Street (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Fort Peyton. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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