“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wewahitchka in Gulf County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

St. Joseph and Iola Railroad

St. Joseph and Iola Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. St. Joseph and Iola Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Third Steam railroad in Florida. Began operations in May, 1839. Built to transport cotton from Iola, located at Tennessee Bluff on the Apalachicola River, to the city of St. Joseph, 28 miles distant. The gauge was five feet. Baldwin locomotives pulled flat cars loaded with bales of cotton from Alabama and Georgia. The demise of the city of St. Joseph in 1841 and poor financial conditions resulted in the death of the railroad.
Erected by The St. Joseph Historical Society in cooperation with local civic and governmental groups.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 6.3′ N, 85° 11.445′ W. Marker was in Wewahitchka, Florida, in Gulf County. Marker was on East River Road just east of Seasome Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker was located on the grounds of Wewahitchka High School. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 933 East River Road, Wewahitchka FL 32465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 18 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Wewahitchka Centennial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gulf County Old Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Gadsden (approx. 15.8 miles away); "Milly Francis" (approx. 15.8 miles away); British Fort Magazine (approx. 15.8 miles away); Steamship Tragedy (approx. 15.8 miles away); Fort Crèvecoeur (approx. 17.3 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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