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Apalachicola in Franklin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola

(Old City Graveyard)

 
 
Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 4, 2017
1. Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola Marker
Inscription. Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of Apalachicola's founders and molders of her colorful history. Also buried here are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks. Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the gallant Florida Brigade.

World famous botanist, Dr. Alvin Wentworth Chapman of Apalachicola died in 1899, and is interred here beside the grave of his wife.
 
Erected 1970 by The Apalachicola Historical Society in cooperation with Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation. (Marker Number F-179.)
 
Location. 29° 43.51′ N, 84° 59.259′ W. Marker is in Apalachicola, Florida, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue E (U.S. 98) and 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Apalachicola FL 32320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dr. Alvan W. Chapman House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); The Hanserd-Fry House (about 700 feet away); Dr. John Gorrie
Chestnut Street Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 4, 2017
2. Chestnut Street Cemetery
From the marker looking north.
(about 700 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church South (about 700 feet away); Fort Coombs - Franklin Guards (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Raney House (approx. mile away); Franklin County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apalachicola.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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