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Port Mayaca in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site

 
 
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1. Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site Marker
Inscription. On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter Lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars of property damage. Many of the 1,800 to 3,000 casualties occurred when the Lake Okeechobee dike collapsed, flooding the populated south side of the lake. Approximately 1,600 victims were buried in a mass grave near Port Mayaca in Martin County. Approximately 743 victims were buried in mass graves in West Palm Beach. Many other victims were never found.
 
Erected by City of Pahokee and Glades Community Development Corp.
 
Location. 26° 59.737′ N, 80° 34.916′ W. Marker is in Port Mayaca, Florida, in Martin County. Marker is on SW Kanner Highway (State Road 76) 2.3 miles east of U.S. 98/441, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23900 SW Kanner Hwy, Canal Point FL 33438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jupiter Indiantown Road (approx. 8.6 miles away); Conners’ Toll Highway (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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