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DeFuniak Springs in Walton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida's First Confederate Monument

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
1. Florida's First Confederate Monument Marker
Inscription. Shortly after the Civil War, the women of Walton County organized a "Ladies' Memorial Association," with Jeannett I. McKinnon as president, to erect a marble monument honoring Walton County's Confederate dead. The Association raised $250, and the monument was first erected in 1871 at Valley Church. It was moved to Euchee Anna, the count seat, and then to DeFuniak Springs when it became the county seat.
 
Erected 1967 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F - 147.)
 
Location. 30° 43.273′ N, 86° 6.7′ W. Marker is in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of Nelson Avenue (U.S. 90) and 6th Street, on the left when traveling east on Nelson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the intersection on the southwest corner of the Walker County courthouse grounds while the monument is on the grounds along a pathway toward the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Defuniak Springs FL 32433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walton County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Walton-DeFuniak Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida Education Association: The Beginning
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By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
2. Florida's First Confederate Monument Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cosson Family Tragedy (approx. 6 miles away); Eucheeanna Community (approx. 6.7 miles away); Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Knox Hill Academy (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeFuniak Springs.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Florida's First Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
3. Florida's First Confederate Monument Marker
Monument seen in the background.
Florida's First Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
4. Florida's First Confederate Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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