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Site of Fort Peyton
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 29° 49.293 W 081° 21.365
17R E 465595 N 3299065
Quick Description: Located in the woods at the end of an alleyway behind a housing area. Fort Peyton was used during the Second Seminole Indian War for the protection of the St. Augustine area.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 11:56:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM4C3M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 80

Long Description:
The marker states:

Fort Peyton, established by Major General Thomas S. Jesup in August 1837 and garrisoned by regular army troops, was one of a chain of military outposts created during the Second Seminole Indian War, for the protection of the St. Augustine area.

It consisted of four log houses built in a hollow square; two occupied by the troops, one by officers, and the fourth used as a hospital and commissary.

This post was first known as Fort Moultrie, but its name was changed in honor of Lieutenant Richard H. Peyton, post commander in 1837. The Seminole Indian Chief, Osceola, was captured about a mile south of this iste.

Fort Peyton was ordered abandoned by the Secretary of War, Joel R. Poinsett, in May 1840. The buildings burned to the ground on February 14, 1842, presumably set afire by an incendiary.
Marker Number: N/A

Date: 1966

County: St Johns

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: St. Johns County Historical Commission

Website: [Web Link]

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