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

San Marcos De Apalache

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, May 30, 2013
1. San Marcos De Apalache Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the original Spanish fortifications. The first fort was a flimsy wooden fort started in 1678 and completed in 1679. The second fort, also of wood was built in 1718 on this site. A hurricane flooded this fort in 1758 and forty men were drowned. The effects of this hurricane required a new start on the construction of the stone fort.
 
Location. 30° 9.089′ N, 84° 12.672′ 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. This marker sits along an interpretive nature trail that begins and ends at the visitors center, just inside the entrance to the park. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named San Marcos De Apalache (about 400 feet away); Port Leon (approx. half a mile away); St. Marks Lighthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wakulla Springs Archaeological & Historic District (approx. 7.8 miles away); Battle of Natural Bridge (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
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By Jamie Abel, May 30, 2013
2. San Marcos De Apalache Marker
The Wakulla River can be seen in the background.
. This Florida State Parks site for San Marcos de Apalache has links to a map that shows the location of earlier fortifications and the present-day trail around the grounds. (Submitted on July 29, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
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By Duane Hall, April 2, 2010
3. San Marcos De Apalache Marker
San Marcos De Apalache Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, May 30, 2013
4. San Marcos De Apalache Marker
The bastion walls of the Spanish fort have been braced to protect them from erosion.
 
 
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 384 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   3. submitted on January 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on July 29, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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