Historic Markers Across Florida

Saint Joeseph Cemetery

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: S.R. 384A.
County: Gulf
Waymark: None


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 nor poor, was brought into port by sailing ship from the Greater Antilles. Here many prominent territorial Florida statesmen, journalists and merchants succumbed. No markers remain of those buried in trenches.

Sponsors: In Cooperation With Gulf County Historical Commission


City: Port St. Joe, FL