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Near Port St. Joe in Gulf County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks

 
 
Restored St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
1. Restored St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker
Inscription.  A major Confederate saltworks, with daily capacity of 150 bushels, before completion, was located 200 feet north. Brick foundations were salvaged from ruins of the old City of St. Joseph. Salt processed by evaporation of seawater was one of Florida's two chief contributions to the Confederacy. These saltworks destroyed September 8, 1862, by U.S.S. Kingfisher, by bombardment and landing party action. Destruction of Confederate saltworks was a comparable blow "to the Southern cause as the fall of Charleston."
 
Erected 1964 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials / Gulf County Historical Commission. (Marker Number F-119.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 8, 1840.
 
Location. 29° 41.01′ N, 85° 19.644′ W. Marker is near Port St. Joe, Florida, in Gulf County. Marker is on Cape San Blas Road, 1.1 miles west of State Road 30A, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1085 Cape San Blas Road, Port Saint Joe FL 32456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Florida Constitution (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Joseph Cemetery Burial Register (approx. 8 miles away); Old St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Saint Joseph Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Mission Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); Shipyard Cove (approx. 9 miles away).
 
St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 26, 2008
2. St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker
St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 26, 2008
3. St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker
St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker looking south image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2017
4. St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks Marker looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,962 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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