Historic Markers Across Florida



Palatka



Marker ID: FLHM F-83
Location: S.R. 100 in front of Police station, Palatka, FL
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 29° 38.928    W 081° 38.418
  29.6488    -81.6403
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJ2N
 



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Palatka


Established as a trading post in 1821, the settlement was burned in the Seminole War (1836). In 1838, the U.S. Government constructed Fort Shannon which served as a garrison, supply depot and hospital for the forts in the southern area of Florida. Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, and William T. Sherman were stationed here. During the Civil War the city was occupied by Federal troops. In the postwar period, Palatka became one of the leading tourist centers of Florida.




F-83 1962



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City: Palatka, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars