Historic Markers Across Florida



Chestnut Street Cemetery of Early Apalachicola (Old City Graveyard)



Marker ID: FLHM F-197
Location: U.S. 98 between 6th & 8th Sts.
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 29° 43.510    W 084° 59.259
  29.72516666    -84.98765
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDFY9
 



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Chestnut Street Cemetery
of Early Apalachicola

(Old City Graveyard)


Chestnut Street Cemetery dates prior to 1831. Interred are some of Apalachicola's founders and molders of her colorful history. Also buried here are many soldiers of the Confederacy and victims of yellow fever and shipwrecks. Seven of the Confederate veterans served with Pickett at Gettysburg in the gallant Florida Brigade.
World famous botanist, Dr. Alvin Wentworth Chapman of Apalachicola died in 1899, and is interred here beside the grave of his wife.




F-179 1970



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City: Apalachicola, FL