San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

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Fort San Marcos De Apalache
One of the small remaining portions of the original "bombproof" from the Spanish fort at San Marcos de Apalache.
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park is located in Florida
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
Location 18 mi. S of Tallahassee, St. Marks, Florida
Nearest city St. Marks, Florida [2]
Coordinates 30°09′18″N 84°12′40″W / 30.15500°N 84.21111°W / 30.15500; -84.21111
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection
NRHP Reference #

66000271 [1]

[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 13, 1966[1]
Designated NHL November 13, 1966[2]

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park is a Florida State Park (Fort St. Marks to the English and Americans) and historic site located in Wakulla County, Florida. It is located in St. Marks, off S.R. 363. The address is 148 Old Fort Road. On November 13, 1966, it was designated a National Historic Landmark and added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2][3]

History[edit]

In 1679, the Spanish built a fort at San Marcos. Since then, the site has been occupied by troops of varying nationalities, including the Spanish, the British, the United States and the Confederacy.[4]

Recreational Activities[edit]

The park has such amenities as hiking and picnicking areas. It also has a visitor center, museum and interpretive exhibit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Fort San Marcos De Apalache". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ Blanche Higgins Schroer. "Fort San Marcos de Apalache". National Register of Historic Places Inventory–Nomination. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park - St. Marks, Florida". Explore Southern History. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 30°09′18″N 84°12′40″W / 30.155°N 84.211°W / 30.155; -84.211