St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks

St. Joseph Confederate Saltworks (HMHYK)

Location: Port St Joe, FL 32456 Gulf County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 41.01', W 85° 19.644'

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A major Confederate saltworks, with daily capacity of 150 bushels, before completion, was located 200 feet north. Brick foundations were salvaged from ruins of the old City of St. Joseph. Salt processed by evaporation of seawater was one of Florida's two chief contributions to the Confederacy. These saltworks destroyed September 8, 1862, by U.S.S. Kingfisher, by bombardment and landing party action. Destruction of Confederate saltworks was a comparable blow "to the Southern cause as the fall of Charleston."
Marker NumberF-119
Year Placed1964
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials / Gulf County Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 661839 N 3284885
Decimal Degrees29.68350000, -85.32740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 41.01', W 85° 19.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 41' 0.60" N, 85° 19' 38.64" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1048 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe FL 32456, US
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