“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Wakulla County, Florida

Clickable Map of Wakulla County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wakulla County, FL (24) Franklin County, FL (25) Jefferson County, FL (22) Leon County, FL (206) Liberty County, FL (2)  WakullaCounty(24) Wakulla County (24)  FranklinCounty(25) Franklin County (25)  JeffersonCounty(22) Jefferson County (22)  LeonCounty(206) Leon County (206)  LibertyCounty(2) Liberty County (2)
Crawfordville is the county seat for Wakulla County
Adjacent to Wakulla County, Florida
      Franklin County (25)  
      Jefferson County (22)  
      Leon County (206)  
      Liberty County (2)  
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1 Florida, Wakulla County, Crawfordville — F-1157 — Old Wakulla County Courthouse
In 1892, fire destroyed the first Wakulla County courthouse. Two years later, George Washington Tully and Thomas McGlynn completed this courthouse using native heart pine material. Located in the center of the town plat, this wood frame building . . . Map (db m210284) HM
2 Florida, Wakulla County, Crawfordville — F-1158 — Old Wakulla County Jail
Constructed in 1948, the Old Wakulla County Jail is a concrete and stucco building in the Art Deco style. The architect was James A. Stripling and builder was the S.J. Curry Company, who also constructed the nearby Wakulla County Courthouse. From . . . Map (db m209986) HM
3 Florida, Wakulla County, Crawfordville — 30 — Supplies Are LowFlorida De Soto Trail — October 11, 1539 —
It’s October 11, 1539… Hernando de Soto and his army have stopped for the winter at the village of Anhayca, just north of here. Low on supplies, De Soto has dispatched his trusted Captain, Juan de Añasco… As we are desperate for . . . Map (db m126593) HM
4 Florida, Wakulla County, Newport — F-238 — Site of the Former Town of Magnolia
Two miles north of this site was located the town of Magnolia, founded in 1827 by the four Hamlin brothers of Augusta, Maine. The Hamlin family had been attracted to the new territory of Florida by the availability of land. The Hamlins chose a site . . . Map (db m167166) HM
5 Florida, Wakulla County, Saint Marks — Tallahassee - St. Marks Railroad1831
(side 1) This recreational trail follows the alignment of the historic Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad, the first Florida railroad chartered by the territorial government in 1831. See back for more information (side . . . Map (db m125493) HM
6 Florida, Wakulla County, Sopchoppy — F-160 — Ochlockonee River State Park
Side 1 On March 11, 1968, a Special Permit for the use of this property in the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge was issued to the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials by the United States Department of the Interior. These organizations . . . Map (db m167169) HM
7 Florida, Wakulla County, Sopchoppy — F-456 — Old Sopchoppy High School
Constructed in 1924 and accredited in 1928, this was the first high school built in Wakulla County. The original stucco section, an "H"shaped design with one central area and three classrooms on each side, was made possible when Sopchoppy citizens . . . Map (db m101143) HM
8 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — Bo Lynn's Grocery"Miss Joy's"
(front side) In 1936 J. T. "Bo" Lynn founded Bo Lynn's Grocery market to serve the community of St. Marks. A wide variety of goods, including groceries, clothing, gasoline, automotive and boat parts, and fishing supplies were made . . . Map (db m117216) HM
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9 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — F-1093 — Fatal B-17 Crash On St. Marks National Wildlife RefugeJuly 30, 1944
On July 30, 1944, thirteen B-17s from the 325th Bomber Squadron left Avon Park Army Airfield on a routine mock-bombing exercise over Tallahassee and Waycross, Georgia. Severe thunderstorms near Tallahassee caused the formation to separate as . . . Map (db m186512) HM
10 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — Fort San Marcos de ApalacheNational Historic Landmark
Fort San Marcos de Apalache has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of . . . Map (db m186477) HM
11 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — Fort St. Marks Military Cemetery
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 . . . Map (db m67114) HM
12 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — Port Leon1838 - 1843
The former town of Port Leon, once the terminal for the Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad, was located across the St. Marks River about two miles south of here. Reverse: Port Leon, A Ghost Town Two Miles South 1838-1843 . . . Map (db m67270) HM
13 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — F-72 — Port Leon Reported missing
Port Leon, located three miles south of St. Marks on Apalachee Bay, was founded in 1838 and incorporated in 1841. It was developed by and became the terminus of the Tallahassee Railroad Company. It was a prosperous port for a few years and was the . . . Map (db m129386) HM
14 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — Princess Malee "Milly" Francis
In Grateful Remembrance for a heroic and humanitarian act of courage in saving the life of an American soldier in March, 1818 Princess Malee "Milly" Francis (c 1803 – 1848) Woman of the Creek (Seminole) Indian Nation, recipient, . . . Map (db m116505) HM
15 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — San Marcos de Apalache
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 . . . Map (db m67115) HM
16 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — F-131 — San Marcos de Apalache
Wooden stockades were built here by the Spanish in 1680 an 1758. In 1758, these were destroyed by a hurricane which drowned the garrison. A masonry fort was begun in 1759 but was soon abandoned to the Indians for a trading post and Indian . . . Map (db m67113) HM
17 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — St. Marks Bike Trail Park
In 1837 the Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad was open for regular business operations. In 1983 the railroad was closed, after 146 years of operation. The following year, the Florida Department of Transportation purchased 16 miles of the corridor and . . . Map (db m186409) HM
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18 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — F-207 — St. Marks Lighthouse
Noted lighthouse builder Winslow Lewis began work on the Saint Marks structure in 1829. Eroding shores forced relocation a short distance inland in 1842 to its present location. The adjoining keeper’s house is not original having been rebuilt on . . . Map (db m67106) HM
19 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — 32 — Telltale BonesFlorida De Soto Trail — October 16, 1539 —
It’s October 16, 1539… In searching this area for a usable harbor, Hernando de Soto’s captain Juan de Anasco has found evidence of Pánfilo de Narváez’ expedition of 1528… In an overgrown clearing, we have discovered many horse skulls and . . . Map (db m126594) HM
20 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — The City of St. Marks1828
Side 1 This 1800's sketch shows early development around Fort San Marcos de Apalachee at the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers. In 1833, the citizens left this swampy land and moved inland. Today, St. Marks is one of the oldest . . . Map (db m186445) HM
21 Florida, Wakulla County, St. Marks — The Old Store on the Wakulla River1784-1804
[front side] St. Marks was the only settlement along this coast at the time of the American Revolution and became economically important after the war. In 1784, Panton, Leslie & Company set up a store along the west bank of the Wakulla . . . Map (db m172510) HM
22 Florida, Wakulla County, Wakulla Springs — A Point in Prehistory
On January 23, 1995, a vestige of Florida's ancient past emerged from the soil at Wakulla Springs State Park. During an archaeological investigation prior to a construction project, state archaeologist Calvin Jones uncovered a rare Paleolndian knife . . . Map (db m152898) HM
23 Florida, Wakulla County, Wakulla Springs — Edward Ball1888-1981
Industrialist, naturalist, conservationist, who for forty years preserved and maintained the amenities of Wakulla Springs in their natural state, thus establishing a heritage for the preservation of these resources for the continued enjoyment and . . . Map (db m152899) HM
24 Florida, Wakulla County, Wakulla Springs — F-394 — Wakulla Springs Archaeological & Historic District
This location is significant as it represents relationships between human culture and natural resources from the settlement systems of the Paleoindian period to the recent historic past, a period of nearly 15,000 years. There are 55 recorded . . . Map (db m101862) HM
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May. 31, 2023