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Capt. John Parkhill Obelisk - Tallahassee, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 26.271 W 084° 16.855
16R E 761138 N 3370444
Quick Description: This marble obelisk monument to Capt. John Parkhill is located on the lawn of the old Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2008 1:44:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM405D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 29

Long Description:
The following information is on the front of the monument: "Capt. John Parkhill of Leon volunteers. This monument is erected by his fellow citizens of Leon County, Florida, as a testimonial of their high esteem for his character and public services."

On the left side of the monument: "The memory of the hero is the treasure of his country."

On the right side of the monument: "He was born July 10, 1823 and was killed at Palm Hammock, in South Florida, while leading his company in a charge against the Seminole Indians. November 28, A.D. 1857."



Height: 15 feet

Illuminated: no

Date Created/Placed: Not listed

Address: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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