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Creation Date

3-13-2016

Description

The marker reads: "OLD FORT PARK This earth work located on ground once part of the plantation of E.A. Houston, father of Captain Patrick Houston (later state adjutant general) who commanded the Confederate artillery at the Battle of Natural Bridge, is a silent witness of the efforts of the citizens of Tallahassee to protect the capitol of Florida from capture by Federal troops under General John Newton. CONTINUED ON OPPOSITE SIDE" Top of the sign: Image of the Great Seal of the State of Florida – In God We Trust

Latitude, Longitude

30 deg 25' 47.01", 84 deg 15' 58.81"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Historic markers – Florida – Leon County; Tallahassee (Fla.); Earthworks (Archaeology); Fort Houstoun (Tallahassee, Fla.); Confederate fortification; United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865; City parks; Fort parks

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