Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site

Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site (HM25Y6)

Location: Canal Point, FL 33438 Martin County
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N 26° 59.737', W 80° 34.916'

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On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter Lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars of property damage. Many of the 1,800 to 3,000 casualties occurred when the Lake Okeechobee dike collapsed, flooding the populated south side of the lake. Aproximately 1,600 victims were buried in a mass grave near Port Mayaca in Martin County. Approximately 743 victims were buried in mass graves in West Palm Beach. Many other victims were never found.
HM NumberHM25Y6
Placed ByCity of Pahokee and Glades Community Development Corp
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Date Added Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 541480 N 2986018
Decimal Degrees26.99561667, -80.58193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 59.737', W 80° 34.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 59' 44.22" N, 80° 34' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23100 FL-76, Canal Point FL 33438, US
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