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Creation Date

3-12-2016

Description

The marker reads: "PRINCE AND PRINCESS MURAT Prince Achille Murat was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and the son of General Jochaim Murat, King of Naples. He settled in Florida in 1825, and as attorney, county judge, and director of Tallahassee's Union Bank, he played an active role in public life. Princess Catherine Willis Murat was the great grandniece of George Washington. Their plantations, "Lipona" and "Econchatti," were centers of social activity. Twin marble obelisks mark their graves in St. John's Episcopal Cemetery. The Murat seal is on the surrounding wall. F-167 A FLORIDA HERITAGE SITE SPONSORED BY THE FLORIDA SOCIETY COLONIAL DAMES OF THE 17TH CENTURY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE 2014" Top of sign: Florida Heritage emblem

Latitude, Longitude

30 deg 26' 37.24", 84 deg 17' 10.44"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Cemeteries – Florida – Leon County; Historic markers – Florida –Leon County; Tallahassee (Fla.); Florida Heritage Landmark

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