Fort Braden was established in 1839 as a military outpost during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). At the end of the war the fort was abandoned, but the small farming community that had developed nearby continued. A school in the Fort Braden area . . . — — Map (db m79475) HM
In 1778 the British mapped this once thriving community, originally called Mikasuki, with sixty houses, a square, 28 families and 70 gunmen. The village was first settled by Native Americans of Creek descent who were often in armed conflict with . . . — — Map (db m167466) HM
Throughout the 1950s-1970s, large-scale, nonviolent demonstrations by audacious students attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Florida State University, and the University of Florida, as well as local . . . — — Map (db m135553) HM
Site of decisive repulse of Federal forces by Confederate Militia in joint U.S. Army and Navy Operation to take St. Marks. The Army landing at lighthouse was prevented from getting to rear of St. Marks by Confederate opposition at Newport and . . . — — Map (db m13721) HM
Bernard F. Sliger President 1977-1991 Bernard F. “Bernie” Sliger served as FSU president from 1977 to 1991. In 1993 he returned to the helm as interim president and served in that capacity until 1994. During Sliger’s tenure, student . . . — — Map (db m187599) HM
In 1947, an American "Friendship Train" traveled around the United States collecting large amounts of food and supplies from donors for transport to the people of France and Italy. These countries were hit the hardest during WWII and in desperate . . . — — Map (db m211149) HM WM
Built in 1908 with funds donated by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this was the first Carnegie Library built on a Black Land-Grant college campus. Nathan Young, President of the State Normal College for Colored Students, with . . . — — Map (db m207495) HM
In 1915, construction began on the Dixie Highway system that linked Florida with the Midwest via highways running from Michigan through Tallahassee along Old St. Augustine Road toward Miami. In the 1920s, the number of auto tourists visiting Florida . . . — — Map (db m100888) HM
“Colonel Scott proceeded to place the troops in line… In the early dawn the enemy advanced in force across the pass, firing rapidly, but after a short contest were driven back by a mingled fire of musketry and canister.” ”During . . . — — Map (db m157202) HM
(south)In Loving Memory 1861-1865 Defenders of Natural Bridge Lest We Forget (east) This monument erected under authority of an act of the legislature of Florida of 1921 as a just tribute of the people of Florida to commemorate the . . . — — Map (db m157200) HM WM
In October 1940, hundreds of laborers began clearing swampland for temporary quarters for Dale Mabry Army Air Base, named in honor of a young Tallahassee dirigible pilot who died in 1922 after serving in World War I. In 1941, America entered World . . . — — Map (db m79561) HM
Dale W. Lick served as president of Florida State University from 1991 to 1994. He led the implementation of the first Capital Campaign at FSU; construction of the University Center, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and FSU London Study . . . — — Map (db m173933) HM
Dr. J. Stanley Marshall came to Florida State University in 1958 from the State University of New York at Cortland, where he held a professorship in physics. His first assignment was to establish a department of science education and to design . . . — — Map (db m173868) HM
Dr. John Gorrie designed a refrigeration machine to treat malaria and yellow fever patients in Apalachicola. He received the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. Artist: Steven Weitzman Year: Completed 2006 Medium: Terrazzo . . . — — Map (db m173776) HM
In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from medical school in the U.S. She faced adversity throughout her career, leading the way to diversity in medical practice today. Artist: Steven Weitzman Year: Completed 2006 Medium: . . . — — Map (db m173775) HM
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because
of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform.
Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and
won victories for liberty, . . . — — Map (db m154150) WM
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because
of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform.
Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and
won victories for . . . — — Map (db m154522) WM
Ante-bellum mansion constructed of brick shipped from New York to port of St. Marks. Completed in 1843. Fine fan lights and pleasing window placements. Circular stairway. Rare old furnishings. — — Map (db m67031) HM
The land upon which Goodwood Mansion was constructed was part of the original land grant rewarded to the Marquis de Lafayette for his service during the Revolutionary War. Hardy Croom of North Carolina, a planter and recognized naturalist, purchased . . . — — Map (db m67032) HM
Hickory Hill Cemetery is the main burial ground for African-American families that lived and worked on Welaunee Plantation. Welaunee was established by Udo Fleischmann, a banker and sportsman and member of the Fleischmann baking goods manuafacturing . . . — — Map (db m167465) HM
Hippocrates, Greece 460-370 B.C., taught the scientific basis for medical practice and gave modern medicine its ethical ideals. Artist: Steven Weitzman Year: Completed 2006 Medium: Terrazzo Commissioned in 2005 with funds provided by Florida’s Art . . . — — Map (db m173774) HM
The Rhodes Scholarship is at the pinnacle of student achievement worldwide. Outpacing other Florida universities, Florida State University has produced two Rhodes Scholars since 2006. Garrett Johnson (2006 Rhodes Scholar) and Joseph O’Shea (2008 . . . — — Map (db m173931) HM
Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers who were killed in action or later died from their wounds. Battle of Natural Bridge March 6, 1865 CSA Captain Henry K. Simmons • Cpl. Matthew B. Hawkins • J.B. Ellis • John Grubbs • Eli Triplett USA . . . — — Map (db m157203) WM
James Buchanan taught at Florida State University from 1951-56. An economist renowned for his work on public choice theory, Buchanan won the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for his development of the contractual and constitutional . . . — — Map (db m173669) HM
Robert Schrieffer won the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics, with John Bardeen and Leon Neil Cooper, for developing the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity. In 1992, Florida State University appointed Schrieffer as a university . . . — — Map (db m173668) HM
Konrad Bloch was co-recipient with Feodor Lynen of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism — how cholesterol is made in the body. Bloch held . . . — — Map (db m173666) HM
It’s October 11, 1539…
Near here, Captain Juan Añasco of Hernando de Soto’s army has entered the Apalachee village of Aute -
The village is deserted, but we have found a small supply of corn. My men captured several Indians. One is . . . — — Map (db m126592) HM
Lucy Moten School was built in 1932 at Florida A&M University (FAMU) with support from the Julius Rosenwald Fund and General Education Board. For more than 70 years, the school served as a training facility for African-American educators. The . . . — — Map (db m137656) HM
Mission San Luis de Talimali was among the largest and most important missions in Spanish Florida. Its parishioners were Apalachee Indians who were descendents of those people whose village Hernando de Soto appropriated during the winter of . . . — — Map (db m79564) HM
The Mode L. Stone Building, home of the College of Education, was constructed in 1978 and named for the educator who arrived at Florida State in 1946 and served as dean of the College from 1956 to 1967. A 26,000-square-foot addition was completed in . . . — — Map (db m173934) HM
Munree Cemetery was created in the early 1900s as a burial place for African Americans who lived and worked on plantations in the Welaunee area. The exact origin of the name is unknown, but may have originated from Monrief, the name of a former . . . — — Map (db m199861) HM
In this area, the St. Marks River disappears into sinkholes several times and reappears as springs. Here, it flows underground through a cavern and reappears 150 feet to your right. This has formed a land bridge which has been used by wild . . . — — Map (db m157204) HM
Missionaries sent by the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church held services for the Centreville community settlers at this site in the early 1820's. John Slade, known as the "Father of Methodism in Florida," organized the . . . — — Map (db m79535) HM
Paul Dirac was an outstanding theoretical physicist whose work was fundamental to the development of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Erwin Schrödinger in 1933 for contributions to . . . — — Map (db m173665) HM
Robert Mulliken, a physicist and chemist, brought Florida State University its first Nobel Prize. While serving as Florida State University Distinguished Research Professor of Chemical Physics, Mulliken was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry . . . — — Map (db m173667) HM
Harold “Harry” W. Kroto, one of the co-recipients of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has been Francis Eppes Professor in Florida State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 2004. With Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, he was . . . — — Map (db m173670) HM
During the American War of Independence, the Marquis de Lafayette came from France to the United States to offer not only his personal services as a major general in the Continental Army but also some $200,000 of his private fortune . . . — — Map (db m146795) HM
The Tallahassee to St. Marks railroad began operations in 1837. It was owned by the Tallahassee Rail Road Company, incorporated in 1834. The road was single track, twenty-three miles long, and had mule drawn cars. In 1839 a steam locomotive was . . . — — Map (db m125460) HM
DeSoto wintered here (1539-40). In 1633, the Spaniards established a chain of forts and missions to convert Apalache Indians. These were destroyed by the British in 1704 and the area reverted to wilderness. This site was selected as the capital of . . . — — Map (db m129288) HM
Dedicated to the memory of
all the patriotic men and women
who answered their country’s call to service.
Barack H. Obama
President of the United States
Robert A. McDonald . . . — — Map (db m211171) WM
Amvets Tallahassee Post 1776
Amvets National Service Foundation
Dedicated this carillon as a living
memorial to America's veterans who
served their country honorably
for the cause of freedom
Tallahasee National Cemetery . . . — — Map (db m211178) WM
Its specific identity lost to time and the Suwannee River, the Luraville Locomotive is one of the nation's oldest "iron horse" steam locomotives. Most likely built between 1850 and 1855, the oft-modified 10-ton, wood-burning American 4-4-0 steam . . . — — Map (db m67648) HM
North Florida’s urban clubs and rural roadhouses, including clubs that have operated at this historic Bradfordville location, have played an important role in the history of the Gulf Coast “chitlin circuit” for touring . . . — — Map (db m79458) HM
The first healthcare facility in Florida for African-Americans was the Florida A&M College (FAMC) Hospital, known as the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Hospital after 1953. The school's original two-story, 19-bed wooden sanitarium was built in 1911 . . . — — Map (db m79624) HM
The Florida State University campus is the oldest continuously used site of higher education in the state of Florida. In 1851, the Florida Legislature authorized the establishment of two state seminaries, one east and one west of the Suwannee River. . . . — — Map (db m79549) HM
The Integration Statue stands as a celebration of hardships and successes of a group of young men and women with a vision to make FSU a center of learning for all people. It was designed to recognize the many brave young idealists who fought for . . . — — Map (db m173827) HM
On March 3, 1540…
Led by Hernando de Soto, the army departed these Apalachee lands to continue their expedition northward. They crossed the present-day Flint River and then traversed the Mississippi River several times –
From here, . . . — — Map (db m126596) HM
(left panel) The Luraville Locomotive is a rare example of the early American wood-burning “Iron Horses,” which helped carve the United States out of the wilderness in the pre-Civil War era.
The Eight-wheeled, 10-ton engine . . . — — Map (db m131838) HM
In 1633, the province of Apalachee in Spanish Florida received its first full-time resident missionaries. The Franciscan Mission of San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale which was located about one hundred yards north of this marker was . . . — — Map (db m79569) HM
Founded as The Weekly True Democrat by John G. Collins, March 3, 1905. Milton A. Smith purchased the newspaper in 1908. On April 6, 1915, he made it "The Daily Democrat." Lloyd C. Griscom, became owner in 1929. It was purchased by . . . — — Map (db m146837) HM
Florida's capital has never been without an alert, vigorous press. Tallahassee's first newspaper, the Florida Intelligencer, was founded on February 19, 1825, nine months before the city was incorporated. The Tallahassee . . . — — Map (db m79518) HM
It’s October 5, 1539
Hernando de Soto’s army has reached the nearby village of Calahuchi -
We passed through fertile lands covered in large fields of corn - maize. While we marched, Apalachee warriors moved through the . . . — — Map (db m126589) HM
Capturing Tallahassee was not General Newton’s primary objective even though the capital lay just eighteen miles north of St. Marks. His plan was to take St. Marks and the fort there, destroying the railroad, bridges, and other property in the area. . . . — — Map (db m157201) HM
On May 26, 1956, two Florida A&M University (FAMU) students, Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson boarded a crowded Tallahassee city bus and sat in the only seats available, in the front next to a white female passenger. The bus driver ordered them . . . — — Map (db m79553) HM
The Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad Company Freight Depot, built in 1858, is one of the oldest railroad buildings in Florida and the oldest still used as a passenger rail station. The one-story depot was built when Tallahassee was the . . . — — Map (db m79550) HM
The site is all that remains of a much larger cemetery for African Americans dating from the pre-Civil War era through the 1940s. It was the main burial ground for black slaves and servants from the Betton Plantation as well as other surrounding . . . — — Map (db m79534) HM
1941 Alachua Army Base established to train WW II pilots
1942 County awarded National Service Certificate for
exceeding bond quota
Citizens Field & U.S. Navy Ship (DE-772) named in honor of
Hamilton . . . — — Map (db m210689) HM WM
Here we honor the memory
of those who paid the ultimate price of freedom.
Cherish this gift.
Forever hold it in your heart.
Never forget the brave souls
who gave their lives
so we might live . . . — — Map (db m210691) WM
Honors and pays tribute to those who served in World War II.
Dedicated to those brave servicemen and women who served
our country with dignity and pride.
We will never forget your sacrifice for the cause of . . . — — Map (db m210370) WM
To the greatest generation of Americans,
who have borne the battle, sacrificed their lives and
preserved the freedoms we enjoy today.
We will remember them forever.
We salute Broward County’s only Medal of . . . — — Map (db m210373) WM
Even though Calhoun County ranks number 58 in state
population, this county has contributed greatly to
the State of Florida and to our great nation.
Calhoun County has produced many statesmen including
a . . . — — Map (db m210692) HM WM
The Capitol site was selected before Tallahassee was founded. Three log buildings housed the government in 1824. A wing of the permanent Capitol, financed by sale of city lots, was built in 1826 but was later torn down. Another building was . . . — — Map (db m129813) HM
This monument is erected by his fellow citizens of Leon County, Florida, as a testimonial of their high esteem for his character and public services. The memory of the hero is the treasure of his country. He was born July 10, 1823 and was killed . . . — — Map (db m73046) HM
Established in September, 1943, Punta Gorda Airfield served as
an auxiliary training field for the Third Air Force Facility at
Saratoga Army Air Base. Fighter pilots trained in P-40’s, P-47’s, and P-51’s.
The . . . — — Map (db m210382) HM WM
In 1827 when Florida became a U.S. territory, the ports of Pensacola in the west and St. Augustine in the east were its largest towns. The hardships of travel between them led to the decision to select a halfway point for the capital. . . . — — Map (db m211630) HM
With deep gratitude and reverence,
Citrus County salutes it’s sons and daughters of the Greatest
Generation whose indomitable spirit, heroic sacrifices and
selfless devotion contributed immeasurably to the . . . — — Map (db m210693) WM
As the national Civil Rights Movement blossomed, Tallahassee participated. In 1956, city police arrested FAMU students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson after they refused to move to the back of a city bus. Their arrests sparked African American . . . — — Map (db m212086) HM
In January 1861, Florida seceded from the Union, eventually joining 10 other southern states to form the Confederacy. The nation's bloodiest conflict began in April 1861 and ended in April 1865. When the Civil War began, cotton plantations . . . — — Map (db m211718) HM
From 1940 -1945, more than one million soldiers processed through the Camp Blanding Infantry Training Center and the Infantry Replacement Training Center in Clay County.
At its peak, the camp exceeded Florida’s 4th . . . — — Map (db m210385) WM
Home of the Army Air Corps Airdrome
City of Naples 1942 - 1947
Training gunners, bomber crews and fighter pilots for combat.
In honor of the 391 men and women from Collier County who proudly and bravely . . . — — Map (db m210711) WM
Lake City proudly boasts participation in WW II through the Naval Air Station which is located on the site of the Lake City Air Field.
NAS Lake City was commissioned in 1942. Navy and Marine pilots trained to . . . — — Map (db m210392) HM WM
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars
My stone is red for the blood they shed.
The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care.
If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.
. . . — — Map (db m211134) WM
Desoto County honors those residents who gave their lives
in the service of our country during World War II.
F. Addison • G.F. Barr • H.R. Caswell • J.C. Chancy • J.C. Chancy • E.M. Connelly • J. Denham • O.D. . . . — — Map (db m210708) WM
Like patriotic Americans everywhere Dixie County responded to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor by enlisting our finest in our country’s service. Approximately 865 men and women from our small, north Florida county served . . . — — Map (db m210413) HM WM
In 1939, the citizens of Duval County purchased and donated the land used to establish Naval Air Station Jacksonville in 1940.
Naval Station Mayport and Cecil Field Naval Air Station were
similarly commissioned . . . — — Map (db m210751) HM WM
In the early 20th century, Leon County became more urban as tenant farmers moved to town and increased Tallahassee's
population. City life offered steady employment and modern conveniences, including telephones, electric lights and rail service. . . . — — Map (db m211853) HM
Escambia County, known as the cradle of naval aviation, is forever grateful for the extreme sacrifices made by the thousands of men and women of Escambia County who contributed to the Allied victory in WW II and to the . . . — — Map (db m210417) WM
WW II Military Bases
Bunnell NAS • USCG Station • US Army Signal Unit
Flagler County veterans who died on active duty during WW II
Howard Bankston, USMC, September 20, 1944 • James B. Boone, COP, USN, . . . — — Map (db m210752) WM
The House of Representatives commends the Florida Bicentennial Commission for making possible the placement of the Liberty Bell here where the public may see the bell and reflect upon the liberty the bell symbolizes. On November 19, 1974, House . . . — — Map (db m73010) HM
The State of Florida today joins the Sri Chinmoy International Peace Blossoms, a family of over 800 landmarks in 50 nations dedicated to the universally cherished goal of peace. May we, the people of Florida, forever embrace this lofty goal in our . . . — — Map (db m73044) HM
Florida’s Vietnam memorial in honor of the 386,000
Floridians who served during the Vietnam Conflict, (1964-1975) among whom 1,869 succumbed and 83 are missing in action. Their names are engraved on this memorial as a token of everlasting . . . — — Map (db m211063) WM
World War II home of
Camp Gordon Johnston (amphibious training)
Apalachicola Auxiliary Airfield (air gunnery training)
Franklin County honors all those who served and sacrificed,
both military and civilian, . . . — — Map (db m210419) WM
Early in its history, Tallahassee could be considered a rough-and-tumble place. Knives and dueling competitions settled disputes, while trash and vagrants shared the streets. Ralph Waldo Emerson called it a "grotesque place rapidly settled by public . . . — — Map (db m211667) HM
To all who served, fought and died during World War II
1941 - 1945
We will never forget.
Gilchrist Florida’s youngest county, established in 1926, has
always answered the call of freedom and honored . . . — — Map (db m210457) WM
Glades County has a very patriotic history in the defense of our
county, particularly in WWII.
Glades County was represented in all branches of the military
between 1941 and 1945.
Many returned home, . . . — — Map (db m210765) WM
Veterans from Hardee County,
who at the call,
left all that was dear to them,
endured hardships, faced danger
and finally passed out of sight of man
by the path of duty and self-sacrifice
giving their . . . — — Map (db m210459) WM
We proudly pay tribute
to those who left the safe confines of home in Hendry County
to serve their nation during World War II.
Many of whom made the ultimate supreme sacrifice for our freedom. We proclaim our . . . — — Map (db m210829) WM
Hernando County honors it’s fathers, mothers, sons and daughters and our current residents, who served during WW II.
We pay special tribute to 15 men who died in combat.
May they Rest In Peace.
Hernando . . . — — Map (db m210460) HM WM
Tallahassee's second industry is higher education. Florida State University (FSU) was established in 1851 as a military seminary, later transforming into Florida State College for Women in 1909. By 1947, the state officially converted the women’s . . . — — Map (db m212076) HM
There is nothing more valuable than freedom
and the price of that freedom is high.
USS Highlands (APA-119)
U.S. Navy Attack Transport Ship with two battle stars
Major Tommy . . . — — Map (db m210874) WM
Dedicates this memorial marker in memory of:
the 498 servicemen of Hillsborough County who sacrificed their
lives defending freedom during WW II,
the thousands of patriots of Hillsborough County who were . . . — — Map (db m210465) WM
Indian River County
During the war effort,
many Indian River County military personnel
made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of victory.
The county played a major role training naval air personnel.
The Vero Beach Naval . . . — — Map (db m210466) HM WM
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