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Historical Markers in Gulf County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Gulf County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Gulf County, FL (11) Bay County, FL (14) Calhoun County, FL (8) Franklin County, FL (25) Liberty County, FL (2)  GulfCounty(11) Gulf County (11)  BayCounty(14) Bay County (14)  CalhounCounty(8) Calhoun County (8)  FranklinCounty(25) Franklin County (25)  LibertyCounty(2) Liberty County (2)
Port St. Joe is the county seat for Gulf County
Adjacent to Gulf County, Florida
      Bay County (14)  
      Calhoun County (8)  
      Franklin County (25)  
      Liberty County (2)  
 
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1Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — F-21 — Florida's First Railroad
On Constitution Drive (U.S. 98) at Gautier Memorial Lane, on the right when traveling north on Constitution Drive. Reported missing.
Florida's first railroad was constructed for the Lake Wimico & St. Joseph Canal & Railroad Company. Work began in 1835 and the first train ran in March 1836. The line extended nine miles from St. Joseph to Lake Wimico. The state's first steam . . . Map (db m129676) HM
2Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — Old St. Joseph Cemetery
Near Garrison Avenue (Florida Route 384), on the right when traveling south.
The fenced portion of Old St. Joseph Cemetery constitutes only a small part of the original burial ground of the city of Old St. Joseph (1835-1841). Mass burial sites of yellow fever victims lie in unmarked graves. The surrounding area was . . . Map (db m147101) HM
3Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — F-99 — Saint Joseph Cemetery
On Garrison Avenue, 0.2 miles north of Madison Avenue (County Route 384), on the right when traveling south.
This site is one of three cemeteries of Saint Joseph. Many persons interred here were victims of yellow fever which plagued the city throughout July and August, 1841, causing its depopulation and abandonment. The dread disease, sparing neither rich . . . Map (db m167037) HM
4Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — F-125 — Shipyard Cove
On Monument Avenue (U.S. 98) at Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard (Florida Route 71), on the left when traveling north on Monument Avenue.
With completion of St. Joseph & Lake Wimico Railroad, 1836, movement of cotton to shipside at St. Joseph, from the foremost cotton producing territory in the world, began here, thence to domestic and foreign ports. As a result, the young village . . . Map (db m167038) HM
5Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — F-151 — St. Joseph Cemetery Burial Register
Near Garrison Avenue, 0.2 miles Madison Avenue (County Route 384).
The following persons are believed to be buried here: Dr. Thomas H. Thompson, native of Charlestown Editor of the Apalachicola Advertiser~1840 George Clark, of Boston~1841 Henry Langley, of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.~1844 Captain George . . . Map (db m167115) HM
6Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — F-119 — St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks
On Cape San Blas Road, 1.1 miles west of State Road 30A, on the right when traveling west.
A major Confederate saltworks, with daily capacity of 150 bushels, before completion, was located 200 feet north. Brick foundations were salvaged from ruins of the old City of St. Joseph. Salt processed by evaporation of seawater was one of . . . Map (db m27029) HM
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7Florida, Gulf County, Port St. Joe — The Florida Constitution1838
Near Allen Memorial Way at Monument Ave.
This memorial is to commemorate the birth of the State of Florida and the assembling of the first Constitutional Convention of this state convened in a building then standing upon this spot in the Year of our Lord 1838. All men are equal before . . . Map (db m62107) HM
8Florida, Gulf County, St. Joe Beach — F-115 — Fort CrèvecoeurFort Crèvecoeur Abandoned
On Columbus Street (U.S. 98) at Beacon Road, on the right when traveling east on Columbus Street.
(Front): In 1717, on this site, the French began erecting Fort Crèvecoeur within Spanish domain. On February 8, 1718, Jean-Baptiste Lémoyne de Bienville, acting Governor of Louisiana, dispatched his brother, Lémoyne de Châteagué to complete . . . Map (db m8164) HM
9Florida, Gulf County, Wewahitchka — Gulf County Old Courthouse
On North 2nd Street at Court Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street.
The South Portion of Calhoun County was cut out in 1925 to form Gulf County. Wewahitchka was chosen as the county seat. The first county business was transacted in a local business house until this court house was built in 1927, and served until the . . . Map (db m101782) HM
10Florida, Gulf County, Wewahitchka — St. Joseph and Iola Railroad
On East River Road just east of Seasome Street, on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
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 . . . Map (db m129675) HM
11Florida, Gulf County, Wewahitchka — Wewahitchka Centennial1875-1975
On North 2nd Street at Court Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street.
(side 1) Fort Place, or Richard's Fort, five miles south, erected in the early 1800's is considered as the forerunner of Wewahitchka. People lived in the area earlier. Wewahitchka (Indian name for water eyes), first permanent settlement in . . . Map (db m101420) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023