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St. Marks in Wakulla County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort San Marcos de Apalache

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Fort San Marcos de Apalache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
1. Fort San Marcos de Apalache Marker
Inscription.  
Fort San Marcos de Apalache
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark


Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1966

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesForts and CastlesParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 30° 9.13′ N, 84° 12.649′ W. Marker is in St. Marks, Florida, in Wakulla County. Marker can be reached from Old Fort Road, ¼ mile south of Yacht Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located inside San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, mounted on a wall on the north side of the visitor center & museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Old Fort Road, Saint Marks FL 32355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Princess Malee "Milly" Francis (a few steps from this marker); San Marcos de Apalache (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named San Marcos de Apalache (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Store on the Wakulla River (about 400 feet away); Telltale Bones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Port Leon (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Marks Bike Trail Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marks.
 
Also see . . .  San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park.
The park's museum displays pottery and tools unearthed near the original fort. Interpretive displays explain the history of the San Marcos site. An 18-minute video recounts the days of the Spanish, English, American and Confederate forces that once occupied this site. A self-guided interpretive trail is open to visitors and guided tours are available.
(Submitted on November 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Fort San Marcos de Apalache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
2. Fort San Marcos de Apalache Marker
Fort Saint Marks National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
3. Fort Saint Marks National Historic Site Marker
(mounted beside National Historic Landmark marker)
So designated by Act of Congress, Public Law 87-789, approved by the President October 10, 1962, pursuant to H.R. 12164, Eighty-seventh Congress, sponsored by the Honorable Bob Sikes of Florida.
Jack Ward Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
4. Jack Ward Memorial Plaque
(mounted beside National Historic Landmark marker)
In grateful appreciation for the
many services and contributions
of
Jack Ward
First Mayor of St. Marks after incorporation; instrumental in providing roads for public access to this site; long-time member of the Citizens Advisory Council which made possible the preservation of these historic grounds for perpetual public enjoyment.
Florida Department of Natural Resources
Division of Recreation and Parks
June 1977
San Marcos de Apalache Visitor Center & Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
5. San Marcos de Apalache Visitor Center & Museum
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 3, 2021
6. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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