Historic Markers Across Florida



Saint Joeseph Cemetery



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



Text:

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


Notes:

City: Port St. Joe, FL