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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bellevue

Home of the Princess Murat

 
 
Bellevue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
1. Bellevue Marker
Inscription.  Former home of Catherine Daingerfield Willis, great-grandniece of George Washington and widow of Achille Murat, Prince of Naples and nephew of Napoleon. During the Second French Empire she was recognized as a princess and financially assisted by Napoleon III, whose court she visited. She lived in this house from 1854 until shortly before her death, on August 6, 1867. The house, moved to this site in 1967 from its original location on the Jackson Bluff Road, is an excellent example of indigenous Southern architecture.
 
Erected 1969 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with Murat House Association, Inc. (Marker Number F-170.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 30° 24.667′ N, 84° 20.667′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of Rankin Avenue and Museum Road, on the right when traveling south on Rankin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL 32310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Bellevue House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
2. Bellevue House
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markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Campus of the Florida State University-Tallahassee Branch the University of Florida (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dale Mabry Field (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mission San Luis (approx. 3 miles away); Sir Harold W. Kroto (approx. 3.3 miles away); James M. Buchanan (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Robert Schrieffer (approx. 3.3 miles away); Robert Sanderson Mulliken (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dr. John Gorrie (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Bellevue Plantation. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Bellevue Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
3. Bellevue Marker area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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