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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Fort Peyton

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, April 14, 2021
1. Site of Fort Peyton Marker
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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.

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This post was first known as Fort Moultrie but its name was changed in honor of lieutenant Richard H. Peyton, post commander in 1837. The Seminole Indian Chief Osceola, was captured about a mile south of this site.

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

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By Brandon D Cross, April 14, 2021
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Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1837.
 
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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By Tim Fillmon, July 16, 2008
3. Site of Fort Peyton Marker without lichens Side 1
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By Tim Fillmon, July 16, 2008
4. Site of Fort Peyton Marker without lichens Side 2
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By Brandon D Cross, April 14, 2021
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Place of Interest: Fort Peyton Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 14, 2021
6. Place of Interest: Fort Peyton Stone Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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