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St. Marks in Wakulla County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, May 30, 2013
1. Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Here are interred the remains of 19 soldiers of the 4th and 7th Regiments of the United States Infantry and the 4th Battalion of the United States Artillery. These men were members of the garrison of 200 stationed here during the United States occupation of Fort St. Marks. May 1818 through March 1819, under the command of Brevet Major A.G.W. Fanning.

The deaths of these soldiers were described in company records as being due to “consumption, dysentery, etc.” The original military burial ground was located about 1200 feet east of this point.
 
Location. 30° 9.128′ N, 84° 12.642′ W. Marker is in St. Marks, Florida, in Wakulla County. Marker can be reached from Old Fort Road mile south of Old Fort Drive. Touch for map. From the parking lot entrance to the park, the cemetery lies about 50 yards ahead and to the right. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Old Fort Road, Saint Marks FL 32355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Marcos De Apalache (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named San Marcos De Apalache (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port Leon
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By Jamie Abel, May 30, 2013
2. Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Marks Lighthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wakulla Springs Archaeological & Historic District (approx. 7.8 miles away); Battle of Natural Bridge (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. San Marcos de Apalache Cemetery. Listing the names of the soldiers interred at the cemetery. (Submitted on July 29, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. San Marcos de Apalache, St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida. Text of the tombstone information in the cemetery. (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, Castles
 
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By Jamie Abel, May 30, 2013
3. Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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