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Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Palatka

 
 
Palatka Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 20, 2015
1. Palatka Marker
Inscription.  Established as a trading post in 1821, the settlement was burned in the Seminole War (1836). In 1838, the U.S. Government constructed Fort Shannon which served as a garrison, supply depot and hospital for the forts in the southern area of Florida. Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, and William T. Sherman were stationed here. During the Civil War the city was occupied by Federal troops. In the postwar period, Palatka became one of the leading tourist centers of Florida.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with the City of Palatka. (Marker Number F-83.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 29° 38.93′ N, 81° 38.42′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Reid Street (U.S. 17) and North 11th Street, on the right when traveling east on Reid Street. Marker is in front of the Palatka Police Department. Touch for map.
Palatka Marker looking south of US 17 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 20, 2015
2. Palatka Marker looking south of US 17
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 North 11th Street, Palatka FL, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atlantic Coast Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Putnam County Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Putnam County WW II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Putnam County Confederate Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Putnam County WW I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Putnam County Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Putnam County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Hotel James (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
 
Also see . . .  . Palatka, Florida (Submitted on May 9, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on January 13, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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Aug. 10, 2022