Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Yellow Bluff Fort
Dedicated to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who defended Jacksonville, 1861-1865.
Erected 1950 by Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Martha Reid Chapter, Jacksonville Chapter, Annie Perdue Sebring Chapter, Alexander H. Stephens Chapter, Mary Holland McCleary Chapter, Robert E. Lee Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Military • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 30° 23.983′ N, 81° 33.335′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of New Berlin Road and Olympia Avenue, on the right when traveling east on New Berlin Road. This historical marker is located at the Yellow Bluffs Fort Historic State Park, on the high Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Gilmore Community (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort de la Caroline (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Building of la Caroline (approx. 3.4 miles away); Timucuan Friends (approx. 3½ miles away); Historic Cosmo Community (approx. 3½ miles away); The River of May (approx. 3.6 miles away); Spanish Pond (approx. 3.7 miles away); Staking a Claim (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
More about this marker. The historical marker is located at a small park site that is just to the east of, and adjacent to, the main Yellow Bluffs Fort Historic State Park area. There are several rusting/corroded old cannon mounted on cement mountings, without any explanation as to their historical use or their origin, located throughout the park. Perhaps the most interesting feature is that the original earthworks, overgrown that they are, remain to be viewed and experienced by whoever visits this historical site.
Also see . . .
1. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This link comes from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This link takes you to a site with information provided by ExploreSouthernHistory.com. (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. This is a link to information provided by StateParks.com (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.