Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse
Fort Jupiter was located three miles west on Loxahatchee River, erected January 1838 by troops commanded by Major General Thomas S. Jessup, establishing base for operations in the Seminole Indian Wars.
Jupiter Lighthouse, approximately one mile northeast, first lighted July 10, 1860, darkened during the War between the States, was relighted June 28, 1866.
Erected 1960 by Seminole Chapter, D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Lighthouses series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 26° 56.736′ N, 80° 5.449′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on Old Dixie Highway (State Road 811) 0.2 miles south of Federal Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Located in Sawfish Bay Park at the parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sawfish Bay (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Dive Into History" (approx. half a mile away); Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway (approx. 0.7 miles away); DuBois Pioneer Home (approx. one mile away); Jupiter Inlet Midden I (approx. one mile away); Military Trail (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
Also see . . . Jupiter Lighthouse. (Submitted on December 13, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
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