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Marianna in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Luke's Churchyard

 
 
St. Luke's Churchyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
1. St. Luke's Churchyard Marker
Inscription. Along with the Old Town Burial Ground, this cemetery shelters some of the noteworthy historical figures of the county. The Episcopal Church it surrounds, organized in 1838, is among the most historic in the state. Within its bounds may be found names of many who played significant roles in forging our heritage.

Among these individuals are: victims of the federal raid on Marianna in the War Between the States; Florida's Confederate Governor; a United States Senator; and the wife of John Gorrie, inventor of artificial ice. Others of extended renown are a nationally famous novelist, a scientist of note, and great educators known throughout the Southeast, in addition to numerous local dignitaries who were prominent in building the community.
 
Erected 1976 by Jackson County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 46.536′ N, 85° 13.934′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (U.S. 90) and Wynn Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4362 Lafayette Street, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Battle of Marianna
St. Luke's Churchyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
2. St. Luke's Churchyard Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Holden House (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ely-Criglar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Woman's Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); The West End Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fighting at Ely Corner (approx. ¼ mile away); Cavalry Fight in Downtown Marianna (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marianna.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Also at the St. Luke's Churchyard.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Marianna. On September 27, 1864, Union troops led by Brigadier General Alexander Asboth struck the small Northwest Florida city of Marianna. The result was a bloody event remembered today as the Battle of Marianna.

The culmination of the deepest penetration of Confederate Florida by Federal soldiers during the entire War Between the States, the Battle of Marianna was deadly and fierce and has been labeled by some as "Florida's Alamo." (Submitted on October 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)

St. Luke's Churchyard Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
3. St. Luke's Churchyard Entrance
 

2. John Gorrie. Dr. John Gorrie, an early pioneer in the invention of the artificial manufacture of ice, refrigeration, and air conditioning, was granted the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. Dr. Gorrie's basic principle is the one most often used in refrigeration today; namely, cooling caused by the rapid expansion of gases. Using two double acting force pumps he first condensed and then rarified air. His apparatus, initially designed to treat yellow fever patients, reduced the temperature of compressed air by interjecting a small amount of water into it. Dr. Gorrie is buried in Gorrie Square in Apalachicola, his wife and son are buried-St. Luke's-Episcopal Cemetery, Marianna, Florida. (Submitted on October 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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St. Luke's Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
4. St. Luke's Churchyard
St. Luke's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
5. St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Grave of Jesse Robinson (1789-1854), a War of 1812 veteran image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
6. Grave of Jesse Robinson (1789-1854), a War of 1812 veteran
Another grave can also be seen in the background in this partial view of the church's cemetery.
St. Luke's Churchyard Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
7. St. Luke's Churchyard Cemetery
Hattie Walker Butler Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
8. Hattie Walker Butler Memorial
St. Luke's Churchyard Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 470 times since then. Last updated on September 28, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on September 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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