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Florida's First Confederate Monument



Marker ID: FLHM F-147
Location: on Courthouse lawn, at the intersection of Nelson Avenue (U.S. 90) and 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL.
County: Walton
Coordinates: N 30° 43.273    W 086° 6.7
  30.72121666    -86.11166666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Florida's First
Confederate Monument


Shortly after the Civil War, the women of Walton County organized a "Ladies´ Memorial Association," with Jeannet I. McKinnon as president, to erect a marble monument honoring Walton County´s Confederate dead. The Association raised $250, and the monument was first erected in 1871 at Valley Church. It was moved to Euchee Anna, the county seat, and then to DeFuniak Springs when it became the county seat.






F-147 Sponsored by
Walton County Chamber of Commerce,
Florida Historical Society,
Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
1967



Notes:

City: Defuniak Springs, FL