Fort Place-St. Joseph & Iola railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Living Energy
N 30° 03.370 W 085° 11.340
16R E 674582 N 3326391
Quick Description: Former Fort Place, now known as Wewahitchka.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2011 8:53:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMAR3X
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 21

Long Description:
Fort Place, forerunner of Wewahitchka, located one-quarter mile East was constructed in the early 1830's as a refuge from hostile Indians.
It consisted of a hewn log blockhouse equipped with portholes for firearms, and was enclosed within a two acre stockade.
No remains of Fort Place are visible today.
The St. Joseph, and Iola Railroad, completed in 1839 was the third railroad to use steam locomotives in Florida, and was the longest in Territorial Florida.
Marker Number: F 107

Date: 1830

County: Gulf

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida board of parks and historical memorials

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