Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1968 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-94.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 30° 24.233′ N, 86° 36.447′ W. Marker was in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker was on Miracle Strip Parkway SE (U.S. 98) west of Florida Place SE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach FL 32548, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Okaloosa County Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving and Protecting the Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Indianola Inn, An Indian Midden Mound, and Civil War Cannons XM-800 Armored Reconnaisance Scout Vehicle (approx. 5 miles away); AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile (approx. 5.1 miles away); B-52 Stratofortress (approx. 5.1 miles away); SR-71 Blackbird (approx. 5.1 miles away); MH-53M Pave Low IV (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Walton Beach.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . Confederate Camp Walton article by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. A photo of the missing marker can be seen at this link. (Submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
1. Marker to be restored and re-installed...
The Indian Mound Museum manager reported in 2016 that "it was removed several years ago when there was construction along Highway 98, then it was returned. We took it down last year for cleaning and repair. Although it is not up right now – we hope to return it to that location later this year."
Tim Fillmon, who restores Florida historical markers for the whole state, has noted (November 2017) that he contacted the manager about restoring this marker.
— Submitted November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 2. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.