Fort San Marcos de Apalache

18 mi. S of Tallahassee, St. Marks, Florida

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Description 

This is the site of successive wooden and masonry fortifications occupied throughout the Spanish and British colonial periods, and by U.S. troops during the Second Seminole War. Capture of the Spanish fort by Andrew Jackson in 1818 was instrumental in events leading to the American acquisition of Florida in 1821. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
66000271
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Military; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1660; 1818; 1865
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 3